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New California Building Standards Code changes to take effect on January 1, 2023

Beginning January 1, 2023, the Long Beach Development Services Department (LBDS) will be required by State law to enforce the 2022 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (also known as Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations). Projects submitted on or before December 31, 2022, are permitted to comply with the 2019 Edition of the California Building Standards Code.

All architects, engineers, designers, developers, owners and contractors must be familiar with the codes in effect at the time of plan submittal. LBDS, as required by State law, cannot approve projects that do not comply with the codes in effect at the time of plan submittal.

For more information about the State-mandated changes, please visit dgs.ca.gov/bscor plan to attend a community workshop. Upcoming workshops will be announced on the LBDS website.

Additional training information and resources related to the 2022 Edition of California Building Standards Code and the development of the California Building Standards Code are also available at longbeach.gov/buildingcodes. You may also refer to these Construction Code Resources and Documents.

This article was released by the City of Long Beach.