Uniform Standards

Every three years, the State adopts new codes to establish uniform standards for the construction and maintenance of:

  • Buildings
  • Electrical systems
  • Fire and life safety systems
  • Mechanical systems
  • Plumbing systems
Man and Women at Counter in City Hall

Beginning on January 1, 2017, the City of Tustin will begin to enforce the new 2016 California Building Standards Codes as required by State law. All permit submittals beginning January 1, 2017, must comply with the new 2016 codes. Pursuant to State law, the City has adopted local amendments that are reasonably necessary because of the local climatic, geological, or topographical conditions.

View the Ordinance containing the amendments to the 2016 California Building Standard Codes (PDF). The 2016 California Building Codes are available online.

Helpful Building Information

The Building Division applies building and grading regulations to ensure that new and existing buildings and structures are safe and suitable for their intended uses. Important Building Division links include:

Contact Us

The Building Division Counter at 714-573-3130 is open during normal office hours and a Building Technician is available to provide Building Permit Information and Application forms.