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Building Codes, Title 24 and OSHPD

First and foremost Building Codes Save Lives!

Life safety is at the core of all building codes. It cost more money to build it wrong by trying to circumvent building codes and it puts lives at risk.  As fully licensed Building Inspectors we are available to inspect your project before you call the City Inspector so we can help you resolve any errors and keep your construction project moving without costly delays.

Below we've outlined just some of the descriptions discussing a variety of building code categories which we cover.

  • COMBINATION INSPECTIONS - Mixed use, residential and commercial
  • ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS - Mixed use, residential and commercial
  • MECHANICAL INSPECTIONS - Mixed use, residential and commercial
  • PLUMBING INSPECTIONS - Mixed use, residential and commercial

International Code Council - ICC / ICBO

The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.

Want to learn more about the Code Council? Visit:

The International Code Council Newsroom - for news about Code Council programs, activities and products; Fact Sheet; and contact Communications Department staff.

Code Council Periodicals - to read their online newsletters, subscribe to their magazine or download a media kit.

Title 24

California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24, also known as the California Building Standards Code, is a compilation of three types of building standards from three different origins:

  • Building standards that have been adopted by state agencies without change from building standards contained in national model codes

  • Building standards that have been adopted and adapted from the national model code standards to meet California conditions

  • Building standards, authorized by the California legislature, that constitute extensive additions not covered by the model codes that have been adopted to address particular California concerns

Notwithstanding, the national model code standards adopted into Title 24 apply to all occupancies in California except for modifications adopted by state agencies and local governing bodies.

Starting in 1989, the BSC has published triennial editions of Title 24 in their entirety every three years. Title 24 is available for purchase or available to the public at no cost through depository libraries. The following triennial editions have been published in their entirety:


OSHPD - The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development is one of 13 departments within the California Health and Human Services Agency. OSHPD administers programs which endeavor to implement the vision of "Equitable Healthcare Accessibility for California."

Links to Code Sites

  1. California Building Standards Commission

  2. DSA - Division of the State Architect - Calif.

  3. DSA Access Manual rev 04-16-09

  4. ICC - International Code Council

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