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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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 The City is involved in a comprehensive effort to work with business owners, property owners, and residents to ensure compliance with all existing city regulations. Toward that end, the following guidelines are designed to help you in obtaining the proper approvals and permits. Not all provisions listed will be required for every project and each submittal will be reviewed based on the scope of the project or development and the area where the project is located.

2017 California Building Codes are now in effect

On January 1, 2017, the new series of the California Building Codes became effective. This new series of codes include a complete re-format of the accessibility codes to mirror the Federal ADA.

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