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Community Development - Building Division 408.777.3228

The Building Division safeguards the health, safety and welfare of residents, workers and visitors to Cupertino by effective administration and enforcement of building codes and ordinances adopted by the City, and by providing field inspections, plan checking and public information services related to new construction.

Electronic Plans
OUR OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED:
FRIDAY 12/23/2016 THRU MONDAY 01/02/2017


WE WILL RE-OPEN TUESDAY 01/03/2017

NO PLAN REVIEWS OR INSPECTIONS WILL BE DONE DURING THE CLOSURE.

COMMENTS FOR NEW PLAN SUBMITTALS OR RE-SUBMITALS RECEIVED AFTER MONDAY 12/12/2016 WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MONDAY 01/09/2017 OR LATER DEPENDING ON THE PROJECT SIZE.

Permitting Hours 

Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
 7:30 am-4:00 pm 8:30 am-4:00 pm  7:30 am-4:00 pm 7:30 am-4:00 pm 7:30 am-3:00 pm 

Counter Hours
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
 7:30 am-4:30 pm 8:30 am-4:30 pm  7:30 am-4:30 pm 7:30 am-4:30 pm 7:30 am-4:00 pm 

Over-the-Counter Plan Check
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
10 am-12 pm 10 am-12 pm 10 am-12 pm 10 am-12 pm (none)

Please note: Building Permit fees increased July 1, 2016

APPLICABLE CODE STANDARDS (Effective 1/1/2014)

2013 Triennial Edition of  CCR, Title 24

The 2013 triennial edition of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24 (California Buildling Standards Code) applies to all occupancies that applied for a building permit on or after January 1, 2014, and remains in effect until the effective date of the 2016 triennial edition. The California Building Standards Commission website at http://www.bsc.ca.gov has information on where the codes can be purchased and Parts 6 and 11 can be downloaded for free. Please visit http://www.bsc.ca.gov/default.htm for website links where other parts of the codes can be viewed online. The handout documenting the History of Cupertino Code Adoptions can be found here.

There are 12 parts to Title 24 and the applicable parts for most Building Division permit applications are listed below:

  • Part 2: The 2013 California Building Code (CBC) is based on the 2012 IBC, but includes numerous State of California amendments. 
  • Part 2.5: The 2013 California Residential Code (CRC) is based on the 2012 IRC, but includes numerous State of California amendments and does not include the electrical, energy, mechanical, or, plumbing portions of the IRC, and instead parts 3 through 6 of Title 24 as listed below apply. 
  • Part 3: The 2013 California Electrical Code (CEC) is based on the 2011 NEC with State of California amendments. 
  • Part 4: The 2013 California Mechanical Code (CMC) is based on the 2012 UMC with State of California amendments.
  • Part 5: The 2013 California Plumbing Code (CPC) is based on the 2012 UPC with State of California amendments.
  • Part 6: The 2013 California Energy Code is currently based on the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, and please visit the California Energy Commission website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2008standards/index.html where additional information can be found and Compliance manuals can be downloaded for free.
  • Part 9: The 2013 California Fire Code (CFC) is based on the 2012 IFC with State of California amendments.
  • Part 11: The 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen Code) This Part is known as the California Green Building Standards Code, and it is intended that it shall also be known as the CALGreen Code. 
     

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