California’s new 2022 Building Standards Code, also known as Title 24, goes into effect January 1, 2023. All plans or permit applications submitted on this date or after will be required to comply with the updated codes.
Every three years, the State of California adopts new building codes to establish uniform standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings, electrical systems, plumbing systems, mechanical systems and fire and life safety systems.
The 2019 California codes will remain in effect for all plan and permit applications submitted to the Placer County Building Services Division on or before Dec. 31, 2022.
The Building Services 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.