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Building Codes and Regulatory Resources: By Location

A guide to locating building codes, especially for California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

International Building Codes

 Also check individual country codes.

  • International building code / International Code Council. Falls Church, Va.: The Council. IBC are published on a three year cycle.
  • site contains links to - Databases - BYGGDOK, ICONDA (International Construction Database), General Information, Code Check, International Codes and Standards, links to codes and standards from 15 countries, Standards Organizations, International - CIB, ISO, RILEM, UICB, WSSN, Seismic Codes and International Guide to International Seismic.


National Codes

California Codes

Part 1 -    California Administrative Code
Part 2 -    California Building Code  (2 volumes)
Part 2.5 - California Residential Code
Part 3 -    California Electrical Code 
Part 4 -    California Mechanical Code 
Part 5 -    California Plumbing Code 
Part 6 -    California Energy Code
Part 7 -    vacant (formerly California Elevator Safety Construction Code)
Part 8 -    California Historical Building Code 
Part 9 -    California Fire Code 
Part 10 -  California Existing Building Code
Part 11 -  California Green Building Standards Code
Part 12 -  California Referenced Standards Code

San Francisco

San Francisco Government - The online version of the San Francisco Municipal Code available from the American Legal Publishing Corporation.

***The San Francisco Building Codes are amendments to the California Building Codes and must be used in conjunction with them. Copies of the current California Building Code are available at UCB. [Copies of both the S.F. and California Building Codes are available at the Government Information Center of the San Francisco Public Main Library.]