California Building Codes & Guidelines

Building Codes & Guidelines


As of January 1, 2017, building plans submitted to the Town of Corte Madera must adhere to the following codes, which can be accessed online or at a regional library:
  • 2016 California Building Code
  • 2016 California Residential Code
  • 2016 California Electrical Code
    • The Town has also adopted the 2006 International Code Council Electrical Code Administrative Provisions as a supplement to the 2016 California Electrical Code.
  • 2016 California Mechanical Code
  • 2016 California Plumbing Code
  • 2016 California Energy Code
  • 2016 California Historic Building Code
  • 2016 California Existing Building Code
  • 2016 California Green Building Standards Code
  • 2016 California Referenced Standards Code (Parts 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12 of the 2016 California Building Standards Code).
New to Corte Madera for this code cycle are the 2016 California Historic Building Code and the 2016 California Referenced Standards Code. Please be aware when downloading forms and guidelines from the town's website that they have not all been updated to reflect currently adopted code.