Beginning on January 1, 2020, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) is required by State law to enforce the 2019 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (also known as Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations). All projects submitted before or on December 31, 2019, are permitted to comply with the 2016 Edition of the California Building Standards Code.

The California Building Standards Code consists of the following 12 parts:

Part 1 California Administrative Code (CAC)
Part 2 California Building Code (CBC)
Part 2.5 California Residential Code (CRC)
Part 3 California Electrical Code (CEC1)
Part 4 California Mechanical Code (CMC)
Part 5 California Plumbing Code (CPC)
Part 6 California Energy Code (CEC2)
Part 7 (Currently Vacant)
Part 8 California Historical Building Code (CHBC)
Part 9 California Fire Code (CFC)
Part 10 California Existing Building Code (CEBC)
Part 11 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)
Part 12 California Reference Standards Code

All architects, engineers, designers, developers, owners and contractors must be familiar with the codes in effect at the time of plan submittal. LBDS, as required by State law, cannot approve projects that do not comply with the codes in effect at the time of plan submittal.

For more information about State-mandated changes, please visit: www.dgs.ca.gov/bsc or
plan to attend a community workshop. Upcoming workshops will be announced on the LBDS website at: www.longbeach.gov/lbds.

Additional training information and resources related to the 2019 Edition of California Building Standards Code and the development of the California Building Standards Code are also available at: www.longbeach.gov/lbds/building.
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