Building Code Requirements

Brea Building Division Adopts New California Code Regulations

The 2016 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle is complete and the resulting 2016 California Building Standards Code (Title 24, California Code of Regulations) is published and becomes effective statewide on January 1, 2017. Online access to the 2016 California Codes is now available at the California Building Standards Commission website.

Effective January 1, 2017

  • 2016 California Building Code (based on the 2012 International Building Code)
  • 2016 California Residential Code (based on the 2012 International Residential Code)
  • 2016 California Electrical Code (based on the 2011 National Electrical Code)
  • 2016 California Mechanical Code (based on the 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code)
  • 2016 California Plumbing Code (based on the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code)
  • 2016 California Fire Code (based on the 2012 International Fire Code)
  • 2016 California Energy Code
  • 2016 California Green Building Standards Code

All construction plans submitted on or after January 1, 2014 are required to be in compliance based on the above stated California Codes. Please contact the Brea Building Division at 714-671-4406 or visit our website for specific submittal requirements and/or questions.