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Adopted by the County of El Dorado - 2007 Codes

The effective date for the California codes is January 1, 2008. Ordinances and resolutions by other departments that may affect your construction project are included.

California Building Standards in Effect

California Building Standards Code

Referenced Model Code

California Building Standards Code

2007 California Administrative Code
Title 24, Part 1

California Code of Regulations

2007 California Building Code
Title 24, Part 2,  Vol. 1 & 2

2006 International Building Code

2007 California Electrical Code
Title 24, Part 3

2005 National Electrical Code® (NFPA)

2007 California Mechanical Code
Title 24, Part 4

2006 Uniform Mechanical Code® (IAPMO)

2007 California Plumbing Code
Title 24, Part 5

2006 Uniform Plumbing Code® (IAPMO)

2007 California Energy Code
Title 24, Part 6

California Code of Regulations

California Elevator Safety Construction Code
Title 24, Part 7

California Code of Regulations

California Historical Building Code
Title 24, Part 8

California Code of Regulations

2007 California Fire Code
Title 24, Part 9

2006 Uniform Fire Code® (WFCA)

2007 California Existing Building Code
Title 24, Part 10

2006 International Existing Building Code®   (ICC)

California Referenced Standards Code
Title 24, Part 12

California Code of Regulations

However, if your project or application was in progress before the January 1, 2008 date, the earlier 2001 code will still be in effect during your construction inspections or the plan check process. You must keep the permit current and show progress on your project. A permit will be good for two years from the date of issuance and once it has expired it must be renewed.

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For information concerning other county ordinances, please contact the department directly: