California Building Codes & Guidelines

Building Codes & Guidelines

As of January 1, 2023, building plans submitted to the Town of Corte Madera must adhere to the following codes, which can be accessed online or at a regional library:

  • 2022 California Building Code
  • 2022 California Residential Code
  • 2022 California Electrical Code
    • The Town has also adopted the 2021 International Code Council Electrical Code Administrative Provisions as a supplement to the 2022 California Electrical Code.
  • 2022 California Mechanical Code
  • 2022 California Plumbing Code
  • 2022 California Energy Code
  • 2022 California Historic Building Code
  • 2022 California Existing Building Code
  • 2022 California Green Building Standards Code
  • 2022 California Referenced Standards Code

The Town has also adopted green building codes that go above and beyond the State minimum standards. Please be aware when downloading forms and guidelines from the Town's website that they have not all been updated to reflect currently adopted code.