2013 California Building Standards Code

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If you are an architect, engineer, designer or contractor that performs work within the City of American Canyon, please be advised that the City will be enforcing the 2013 California Building Standards Code effective of January 1, 2014. California Standards include:

  • 2013 California Building Code,
  • 2013 California Residential Code,
  • 2013 California Green Building Standards Code,
  • 2013 California Mechanical Code,
  • 2013 California Electrical Code,
  • 2013 California Plumbing Code,
  • 2013 California Fire Code,
  • 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (effective August 1, 2009)

NOTE: There are local amendments to several of these model codes.  The amendments may be found in Title 16, "Building and Construction Codes" or by clicking here

All new plan review applications submitted after December 31, 2013 will be required to comply with the new code.

The California Codes are available for purchase from the International Code Council. In addition, digital versions of the following codes are available for free download:

2013 Building Energy Efficient Standards

Training Classes are available through the following organizations: