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ATTENTION: All completed applications for building permits submitted to the City of Novato after January 1, 2014 must meet the requirements of the 2013 Codes listed below.

The California Building Codes
Adopted by the City of Novato
Effective January 1, 2014

Novato Municipal Code Section 4-1.3

Except for Energy Code and Affective Provisions in Green Building Code

The California Building Standards Code found in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24:

Part 1, the 2013 California Administrative Code (CAC).

Part 2, the 2013 California Building Code (CBC).

    Includes Appendices G. H. I and J.

    See Novato Municipal Code Section 4-1.3 for Amendments

Part 2.5, the 2013 California Residential Code (CRC).

    Includes Appendices C, H, J, K, O and G.

    See Novato Municipal Code Section 4-1.3 for Amendments

Part 3, the 2013 California Electrical Code (CEC).

Part 4, the 2013 California Mechanical Code (CMC).

Part 5, the 2013 California Plumbing Code (CPC).

Part 6, the 2013 California Energy Code (CEC) EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014

Part 8, the 2013 California Historical Code (CHC)

Part 9, the 2013 California Fire Code (CFC)

    See Novato Municipal Code Section 4-1.3 for Amendments

Part 10
, the 2013 California Existing Building Code (CEBC)

Part 11
, the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CAL Green)

Includes Appendices A4 and A5 For NEW Construction Only See Novato Municipal Code Sections 4-1.3 for Adopted Divisions within the Appendices ENERGY MEASURES FROM CEC EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014

Part 12, the 2010 California Referenced Standards Code (CRSC)

2012 International Property Maintenance Code

Novato Municipal Code Section 4-1.3