Building

Responsible for ensuring that development projects are designed and constructed to a high level of quality and in compliance with adopted code standards.

We enforce building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical installations and accessibility and energy compliance. In the event of an emergency or disaster, it is our responsibility to perform damage assessments of all structures.

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  1. 2019 Adopted Building Codes
  2. NEW Citizen Self-Service (CSS)
  3. Disability Access Guidance
  4. Build Sustainably

***2019 California Building Codes are in effect as of January 1, 2020***

IMPORTANT: All permit applications submitted on or after January 1, 2020 must comply with the new codes.

Any plans submitted on or before December 31, 2019 will comply with the 2016 edition of the California Building Standards Code.

The 2019 California codes are currently available for purchase directly from the International Code council.

For more detailed information:
https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3367/Adopted-Building-Codes