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NEW! Starting January 1, 2017, the new 2016 California Building Standards (California Code of Regulations Title 24) will be in effect. The standards consist of the Building Code, Residential Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Energy Code, and Green Building Standards Code.  For consideration under the 2013 codes, your project must be submitted on or before December 23rd as City offices are closed the week of December 26th.

Note that after January 1st, extensions for existing applications and permits under the 2013 Codes will no longer be granted.  A new application complying with the 2016 Codes will be required.

 The City will be offering several free training sessions for the new code in 2017.  If you would like to receive information on these sessions or have any questions, please contact us via e-mail at building@san-clemente.org


The City of San Clemente has adopted the following codes with local amendments. The codes are updated periodically to reflect the latest standards of life-safety and construction technology. 

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