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Building Codes and Policies

The Building Division uses several model codes to evaluate building plans and permit applications, before granting building permits. The division uses the codes, along with a series of on-site inspections, to help assure that buildings in Placer County are built safely and meet current generally accepted construction standards.

Chapter 15, Article 15 of the Placer County Code provides more information on the codes used by the division to set building standards, including details on snow load requirements. You can either use the code table of contents or search on "building" to find further information.

Other building codes the division uses which are available online include:

The county also uses a series of model building codes which are maintained as proprietary information by the International Code Council(ICC). These codes are available for purchase on the ICC Web site. The updated state codes are:

2010 CODES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011

  • Part 2, known as the 2010 California Building Code (CBC) (2009 International Building Code)
  • Part 2.5 known as the 2010 California Residential Code (CRC) (2009 International Residential Code)
  • Part 3, known as the 2010 California Electrical Code (CEC) (2008 National Electrical Code)
  • Part 4, known as the 2010 California Mechanical Code (CMC) (2009 Uniform Mechanical Code)
  • Part 5, known as the 2010 California Plumbing Code (CPC) (2009 Uniform Plumbing Code)
  • Part 6, known as the 2010 California Energy Code
  • Part 10, known as the 2010 California Existing Building Code (CEBC) (2009 International Building Code)
  • Part 11, known as the 2010 California Green Code (CalGreen)

2007 CODES

  • Part 2, known as the 2007 California Building Code (CBC) (2006 International Building Code)
  • Part 3, known as the 2007 California Electrical Code (CEC) (2005 National Electrical Code)
  • Part 4, known as the 2007 California Mechanical Code (CMC) (2006 Uniform Mechanical Code)
  • Part 5, known as the 2007 California Plumbing Code (CPC) (2006 Uniform Plumbing Code)
  • Part 6, known as the 2007 California Energy Code
  • Part 10, known as the 2007 California Existing Building Code (CEBC) (2006 International Building Code)

Further information about the FREE 2007 & 2010 codes are available at the California State Building Standards Commission Web page. The direct link is http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/st/ca/st/index.htm

2009 Annual Code Adoption Cycle

Building Policies

The below policies and/or information have been developed and/or obtained by the Placer County Building Division to address processing of both residential and commercial building permits:

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