Current Building Codes and Design Criteria

The 2019 California Building Codes and City of Fullerton Amendments are enforceable for all residential and non-residential construction projects submitted on or after January 1, 2020. Projects submitted prior to January 1, 2020 shall comply with the 2016 Codes. The state codes have been amended by the City of Anaheim to address local topographic, climatic, and/or geologic conditions, and to include provisions pertaining to the administration of these codes.  The amendments can be found under Title 15 of the Anaheim Municipal Code.

2019 California Building Codes

  • 2019 California Building Code (Volume 1 & Volume 2) California Building Code Picture Opens in new window
  • 2019 California Residential Code
  • 2019 California Electrical Code
  • 2019 California Mechanical Code
  • 2019 California Plumbing Code
  • 2019 California Energy Code
  • 2019 California Historical Building Code
  • 2019 California Fire Code
  • 2019 California Existing Building Code
  • 2019 California Green Building Standards Code

The California Building Standards Codes are available to view at the link below.

Local Design Criteria

  • Seismic Design Category D, E or F as determined by USGS Maps and CBC Chapter 16
  • Wind: 
    • Risk Category I: 85 mph
    • Risk Category II: 95 mph
    • Risk Category III: 100 mph
    • Risk Category IV: 105 mph
  • Climate Zone 8
  • Earthquake Zones of Required Investigation : CGS Maps
  • Fire Hazard Severity Zones: CAL Fire Maps