Title 24 Regulations Development
The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is responsible for promulgating regulations that promote fire and life safety for inclusion into the State Building Codes including the California Building Code, California Fire Code, California Electrical Code, California Mechanical Code, California Plumbing Code and California Historical Building Code. These documents are also referred to as California Code of Regulations, Title 24. The process incorporates a great deal of public participation and is guided by the State Building Standards Law.
Throughout the years, the State Fire Marshal has been given the responsibility of developing building standards affecting several industries. Because of the multi-faceted nature of fire protection, OSFM has worked with and local government, fire officials, building officials and the private sector to develop fire and life safety building standards addressing: roof coverings, fire alarm systems, motion picture production facilities, hazardous materials, and organized camps. OSFM also regulates the adoption of building standards in assembly, institutional, educational, and residential buildings as well as high-rises and any building containing State employees.
Prior Rulemaking Activities
(2018 California Building Standards Code)
April 4th, 2018 - Stakeholder meeting for Parts 2, 2.5, and 9.
(2019 California Building, Residential and Fire Codes) Notice and Agenda - Updated
Office of the State Fire Marshal Draft Proposals
Draft proposals from the workgroups:
Part 2 - California Building Code:
Part 9 - California Fire Code:
For additional information related to the 2018 Triennial Code Adoption Rulemaking Cycle please visit the California Building Standards commission website at: http://www.bsc.ca.gov/Rulemaking/adoptcycle/2018TriennialCodeAdoptionCycle.aspx
(Intervening Code Adoption Cycle)
45-Day Comment Periods (April 28 - June 12, 2017)
View code proposals that have been submitted to the California Building Standards Commission.
Rulemaking Activities (March 2017)
The Office of the State Fire Marshal has submitted code proposals for the California Building Code, California Residential Code, California Electric Code and the California Fire Code. View the code proposals submitted to the California Building Standards Commission for the Code Advisory Committee.
OSFM code proposals for the California Electric Code will be heard by the Code Advisory Committee on Feb. 13th, 2017.
OSFM code proposals for the California Building, Residential and Fire Codes will be held on March 28th, 2017.
Pre-Rulemaking Activities (December 2016)
December 19th, 2016 - Stakeholder meeting for Parts 2, 2.5, 3 and 9.
(2016 California Building, Residential, Electrical and Fire Codes)
Part 2 California Building Code
Draft CBC Express Terms (pdf)
Draft CBC Initial Statement of Reason (pdf)
Part 2.5 California Residential Code
Draft CRC Express Terms (pdf)
Draft CRC Initial Statement of Reason (pdf)
ET for Express Terms (pdf)
ISOR for Initial Statement of Reason (pdf)
Part 3 California Electric Code
Draft Express Terms (pdf)
Draft Initial Statement of Reason (pdf)
Part 9 California Fire Code
Draft CFC Express Terms (pdf)
Draft CFC Initial Statement of Reason (pdf)
2016 Wildfire Protection Building Construction Task Force report (pdf)
2016 Residential Fire Sprinklers Working Group (pdf)
E Occupancy (2016) Task Force (pdf)
2016 High-rise Working Group (pdf)
2016 I-3 Occupancy Working Group (pdf)
For additional information related to the 2016 Interim Rulemaking Cycle please visit the California Building Standards commission website at: http://www.bsc.ca.gov/Rulemaking/adoptcycle/2016InterveningCodeAdoptionCycle.aspx