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State Housing Law

State Housing Law

2010 California Building Standards Code Development and Adoption Project

2016 Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Action Plan
Department of Housing and Community Development: Electric Vehicle Readiness Study
Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook
California Solar Permitting Guidebook

About The State Housing Law Program

Mission Statement
Program Purpose
Program History
Program Description
Program Laws and Regulations

Program Activities

Current SHL Activities
Meeting Notices and Agendas

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions
Department Contact Information

Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) — Requirements for Manufactured Housing Units Installed in Fire Hazard Areas

Information Bulletins, Notices, Booklets and Publications

State Housing Law Information Bulletins
A Guide to California Housing Construction Codes(Adobe PDF)
Informational Links Concerning Mold and Lead Paint
2006 CPVC Draft EIR Released(Adobe PDF)
Straw-Bale Construction Information(Adobe PDF)
Office of the State Fire Marshal Information Bulletins
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Updated Safety Alert Regarding Antifreeze
in Residential Sprinkler Systems (August 18, 2010)
(Adobe PDF)

Legislative Changes

2001(Adobe PDF)
2002(Adobe PDF)
2003(Adobe PDF)
2004(Adobe PDF)
2005(Adobe PDF)
2006(Adobe PDF)
2007(Adobe PDF)
2008(Adobe PDF)
2009(Adobe PDF)
2010 — (Adobe PDF)
2012(Adobe PDF)

Title 24 California Building Standards Code

Title 24 Developments

Universal Design

Information Bulletin: Universal Design Model Ordinance and Checklist(Adobe PDF)
Background Information on Universal Design

Additional Resources

How to Report to HCD the Installation of Manufactured Homes, Mobilehomes, and Multifamily Manufactured Homes:

Responsibilities of a Manufacturer, Dealer or Local Enforcement Agency During the Sale and Installation of:

Online Comment Form

If you are unable to locate the information you need, have a comment about our program or have a specific question that we can answer, please use our Online Comment Form to submit your comment or question. For comments or questions concerning issues within the State Housing Law Program, be sure to select "Conventional Building Codes" from the pull down menu under "My comment is about..."

Accessibility Links

Web site for HUD's Fair Housing Amendments Act Design Manual. First published in 1996, the Fair Housing Act Design Manual: A Manual to Assist Designers and Builders in Meeting the Accessibility Requirements of The Fair Housing Act provides clear and helpful guidance about ways to design and construct housing which complies with the Fair Housing Act.
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program offers comprehensive and detailed instruction programs, useful online web resources, and a toll-free information line for technical guidance and support.

Government Links

Federal Government Agencies
Contractors State License Board
California Energy Commission
California Building Standards Commission
California State Law, Consists of 29 Codes
CDF & Office of the State Fire Marshal
Office of Emergency Services
Division of State Architect
Division of State Architect-Access Compliance


International Code Council (ICC)
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
National Evaluation Service
NSF International


National Association of Counties
American Institute of Architects
American Society of Home Inspectors
National Gypsum
USG Corporation
California Building Industry Association
National Association of Home Builders
California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO)
California Real Estate Inspection Association