Orange County, California Building Codes

Building Codes References

• Orange County follows the California Building Code based on ICBO’s Uniform codes. Orange County has amendments to the state code (see below). To order copies of the California code visit www.icbo.org.
The 2007 California Building Standards Code changes will take effect January 1, 2008. For more information visit the California Building Standards Commission.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeCalifornia Building Code 2007 (IBC 2006)
Structural CodeCalifornia Building Code 2007 (IBC 2006)
Plumbing CodeCalifornia Building Standards Code
Mechanical CodeCalifornia Building Standards Code
Electrical CodeCalifornia Electrical Code 2007 (NEC 2005)
Accessibility CodeCalifornia Building Code 2007 (Title 24, Part 2)
Energy CodeCalifornia Energy Standards 2007 (Title 24, Part 6)
Elevator CodeCalifornia Elevator Safety Construction Code 2007 (California Code of Regulations, Title 8)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralBuilding & Safety Division
Phone: (714) 834-2626
Fax: (714) 834-4772
PlumbingBuilding & Safety Division
Phone: (714) 834-2626
Fax: (714) 834-4772
MechanicalBuilding & Safety Division
Phone: (714) 834-2626
Fax: (714) 834-4772
ElectricalBuilding & Safety Division
Phone: (714) 834-2626
Fax: (714) 834-4772
AccessibilityBuilding & Safety Division
Phone: (714) 834-2626
Fax: (714) 834-4772
EnvironmentalTim Neely
Manager, Environmental & Project Planning Services
Phone: (714) 834-2552
Fax: (714) 834-4652
Fire MarshalHugh Wood
County Fire Marshal
Phone: (714) 298-3718
ZoningZoning Administrator
Phone: (714) 834-2626
Fax: (714) 834-4772
PlanningDirector of Planning
Phone: (714) 834-6105
Fax: (714) 834-2771