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Building Codes

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ATTENTION: All applications for building permits submitted to the City of Novato on and after January 1, 2020 must meet the requirements of the Codes listed below.

The 2019 California Building Codes
Adopted by the City of Novato
Effective January 1, 2020

Novato Municipal Code Section 4-1.3

The California Building Standards Code found in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24:

Part 1, the 2019 California Administrative Code (CAC).

Part 2, the 2019 California Building Code (CBC).

    Includes Appendices A, G, H, I and J.

    See Novato Municipal Code Section 4-1.3 for Amendments

Part 2.5, the 2019 California Residential Code (CRC).

    Includes Appendices H, J, K, V.

    See Novato Municipal Code Section 4-1.3 for Amendments

Part 3, the 2019 California Electrical Code (CEC).

Part 4, the 2019 California Mechanical Code (CMC).

Part 5, the 2019 California Plumbing Code (CPC).

Part 6, the 2019 California Energy Code

Part 8, the 2019 California Historical Code (CHC)

Part 9, the 2019 California Fire Code (CFC)

    See Novato Municipal Code Section 4-1.3 for Amendments

Part 10
, the 2019 California Existing Building Code (CEBC)

Part 11
, the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code (CAL Green)

Includes Appendices A4 and A5 For NEW Construction Only See Novato Municipal Code Sections 4-1.3 for Adopted Divisions within the Appendices

Part 12, the 2019 California Referenced Standards Code (CRSC)

2018 International Property Maintenance Code

Novato Municipal Code Section 4-1.3