County Code Directory

  • 15.720.010 California Building Code Adopted

    A. The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 2 also known as the California Building Code, including appendix C-Group U-Agricultural Buildings and Appendix I - Patio Covers, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the building code for the county; and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the county.
    (Ord. 1285, 2019; Ord. 1260, 2017; 1247, 2013; 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.020 California Energy Code Adopted

    The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 6 also known as the California Energy Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; and are declared to be the energy efficiency standards for the county; and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the county. (Ord. 1285, 2019; Ord. 1260, 2017; 1247, 2013; Ord. 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.030 California Mechanical Code Adopted

    The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 4 also known as the California Mechanical Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the mechanical code for the county; and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the county. (Ord. 1285, 2019; Ord. 1260, 2017; 1247, 2013; 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.040 Uniform Housing Code Adopted

    The 1997 Uniform Housing Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the housing code for the county; and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the county. (Ord. 1247, 2013; Ord. 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.050 California Plumbing Code Adopted

    The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 5 also known as California Plumbing Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; and shall apply to and are declared to be the plumbing code for the unincorporated areas of the county. (Ord. 1285, 2019; Ord. 1260, 2017; Ord. 1247, 2013; Ord. 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.060 Use of CPVC Plastic Piping Authorized

    Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) plastic piping is an approved alternate material for use in plumbing systems to which the Uniform Plumbing Code applies, including all potable water systems, when the building official has personal knowledge or is furnished adequate information by or on behalf of the owner of a building site that corrosive conditions exist in the water supply for the site or in the soil through which water supply piping for the site will pass and that such conditions may destroy conventional metal piping that would otherwise be used for the water supply. The following requirements apply to all potable water systems in which CPVC plastic piping is used:
    A. The piping shall be listed as an approved material in, and installed in accordance with, the 1994 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code. (Ord. 1247, 2013; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.070 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings Code Adopted

    The 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the code for the abatement of dangerous buildings code for the unincorporated areas of the county. (Ord. 1247, 2013; Ord. 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.080 California Fire Code Adopted

    A. The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 9 also known as the California Fire Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the fire code for the county; and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the county. (Ord. 1285, 2019; Ord. 1260, 2017; 1247, 2013; Ord. 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.090 California Electrical Code Adopted

    The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 3 also known as the California Electrical Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the electrical code for the county; and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the county. (Ord. 1285, 2019;Ord. 1260, 2017; 1247, 2013; Ord. 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.100 California Public Pools Code Adopted

    The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24 Part #2 also known as the California Building Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the swimming pool code for the county; and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the county.  (Ord. 1285, 2019;Ord. 1260, 2017; 1260; 1247, 2013; Ord. 1199 § 11, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.120 California Referenced Standards Code Adopted

    The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 12 also known as the California Referenced Standards Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the referenced standards code for the county; and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the county. (Ord. 1285, 2019;Ord. 1260, 2017; 1247, 2013; Ord. 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.130 California Administrative Code Adopted

    The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 1 also known as the California Administrative Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the administrative code and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the county. (Ord. 1285, 2019; Ord. 1260, 2017; 1247, 2013; Ord. 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.133 California Residential Code Adopted

    The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 2.5 also known as the California Residential Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the residential building code for the county and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the County. (Ord. 1285, 2019; Ord. 1260, 2017; 1247, 2013)

  • 15.720.135 California Green Building Standards Code Adopted

    The 2019 California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 11 also known as the California Green Building Standards Code, copies of which are on file as required by law, are hereby adopted and incorporated into this chapter by reference; are declared to be the green building standards code for the county and shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the County. (Ord. 1285, 2019; Ord. 1260, 2017; 1247, 2013)

  • 15.720.140 Definitions

    The following names or terms have the following meaning or usage whenever used in this title or in any of the codes incorporated by reference in to this title:
    A. “Administrative authority” means the building official of the county.
    B. “Assistants” means the duly appointed assistants to the building official.
    C. “Board of appeals” means the Board of Supervisors of the county.
    D. “Building department” means the building inspection division of the county.
    E. “Building official” means the building official of the county.
    F. “Bureau of fire prevention” means the fire department of any concerned or affected city or fire protection district located within the county.
    G. “Chief electrical inspector” means the building official of the county.
    H. “Chief of the bureau of fire prevention”, “Chief of the fire department” or “Fire Marshal” means the chief of the fire department of any concerned or affected city or fire protection district located within the county.
    I. “City” means the county when referring to a political entity, or the unincorporated area of the county when referring to an area.
    J. “City clerk” means county clerk.
    K. “City council” means the Board of Supervisors.
    L. “Corporation counsel” means the district attorney or the county counsel of the county.
    M. “Housing Act” means the State Housing Act (Section 17910, et seq., of the Health and Safety Code of the State of California).
    N. “Legislative body of the local agency” means the Board of Supervisors.
    O. “Mayor” means the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
    P. “Municipality” means the county.
    Q. “Police department” means the sheriff’s department.
    (Ord. 1247, 2013; Ord. 1199 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.150 Modifications

    The board may modify the application of any of the provisions of a code incorporated by reference into this chapter upon application in writing by a permittee or applicant, or a duly authorized agent of either, when there are practical difficulties in carrying out the strict letter of the code, provided that the spirit of the code is observed, public safety secured, and substantial justice done. Economic hardship or cost of compliance with any provision of this title or any code incorporated by reference into this title is not, by itself, a sufficient ground for such a modification. The particulars of such modifications when granted or allowed and the decision of the board thereon shall be entered upon the minutes of a regular or special meeting of the board, and a copy of the minute order shall be furnished to the applicant or permittee by the clerk. (Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.720.160 Interpretation - Conflicts

    If any provision, part or portion of any of the codes incorporated by reference into this title are inconsistent or in conflict with an express provision or the meaning or intent of this title, then the latter shall prevail and be given effect to the exclusion of the former to the extent required to obviate such inconsistency or conflict. (Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)