Building Codes

Effective January 1, 2020, the City of Stockton Building Division is requiring all new plan review and permit applications to comply with the 2019 California Building Standards Codes.


Projects are reviewed for compliance with the following construction codes:

  • Stockton Municipal Code, Title 15
  • California State Building Codes: Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Energy, and Fire
    • 2019 California Administrative Code
    • 2019 California Building Code
    • 2019 California Existing Building Code
    • 2019 California Electrical Code
    • 2019 California Energy Code
    • 2019 California Fire Code
    • 2019 California Green Building Standards Code
    • 2019 California Mechanical Code
    • 2019 California Plumbing Code
    • 2019 California Referenced Standard Code
    • 2019 California Residential Code


California Building Codes are available for viewing online at the California Building Standard Commission website in External Links below.


The most recent adopted editions of the Model Codes are available for review at the Cesar Chavez Central Library.


External Links

Builders Exchange of Stockton

Building Industry Association of the Greater Valley

California Building Standard Commission - For California Building Codes

Contractors State License Board

Title 24-Disabled Access Guide


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/15/2020