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Regulations Guidelines

Building Codes:

2019 Building Codes take effect January 1, 2020.  They have now been published - time to learn about them!  You can see, but not print, them at the Building Standards Commission website:  Click here

2019 Energy Code (Title 24 Part 6) at Energy Commission Website

Watch on-demand video for 2019 Building Codes:
For Residential, Click Here
For Non-Residential, Click Here

Energy Code Training - EnergyCodeAce.com

Building Standards Commission


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There are many good resources for Building Industry professionals to stay current with the Ridge Rebuild and Housing Shortage activities.  Here are a few:





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Developer Resources

We encourage adventurous souls with a strong understanding of financials, marketing, construction, and housing needs to investigate becoming a Developer.

Here are some websites to help:

National Association of Homebuilders

Council of Development Finance Agencies

California Municipal Finance Authority

Here are some publications that will help:

Making it Pencil: The Math Behind Housing Development

Residential Impact Fees in California

City of Chico Fees






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2017 Housing Package Legislation

In 2017, 15 bills were passed and signed in to law called the "Housing Package."  California HCD set up a website so builders and developers can follow the progress on the implementation of the 15 bills' requirements.

Click here for the 2017 Housing Package Website.

Frequently asked Questions