Building Standards

HCD protects the health and safety of Californians by enforcing standards for housing construction, maintenance of farmworker housing and manufactured/factory-built homes. HCD also proposes amendments to California's residential building standards for new construction to the California Building Standards Commission and helps train local government inspectors to better understand the new requirements. HCD creates specialized standards for CALGreen, the nation's first mandated green-building code. 

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916-263-7400

 

In 2015-16, HCD completed a three-year, code adoption process to amend standards for construction of new homes and apartments, as well as hotels, and motels in California


In 2015-16, HCD:

  • Facilitated code amendments to enable the installation of electrical vehicle-charging stations in newly constructed homes and apartments.
  • Completed a three-year code adoption process to amend standards for construction of new homes and apartments, as well as hotels, and motels in California, including two emergency rulemaking efforts to assist with drought mitigation.
  • Completed two, emergency rulemaking efforts to assist with drought mitigation.

 

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