The primary purpose of the Building Code is to safeguard life and health for occupants of building. People take for granted that they are safe when they enter a building, whether it is their home, office or local restaurant. this is possible due to proper building code enforcement. The 2013 California Building Code state - The purpose of this code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures.
The San Clemente Municipal Code has adopted the State of California Building Code along with a few local amendments. It is important to remember that only after proper permits have been obtained, do you have legal permission to start construction.