Model Code Development


CALBO strongly encourages all code officials to engage in the code development and change processes. Although CALBO focuses on state policy and rarely submits proposed changes to the model code-making bodies, there are many active code development committees administered by local and regional California chapters of the International Code Council. As opposed to duplicating their efforts, CALBO has developed this page a repository of chapter coordinated code change proposals. By sharing this information on our website, CALBO is not endorsing or soliciting positions on any of the proposals outlined below. Rather, this information is provided for your information only. 

California Code Development Chronology 
Model Code Chart

California Chapter Code Change Proposals
This shared online excel file for code coordination is made available to all chapters, organizations and jurisdictions by the LA Basin Chapter to enable participants to work together collaboratively. It consolidates the recommended positions on the various code change proposals by Committee members assigned as a representative to a participating chapter, organization and jurisdiction in California. Although viewable by anyone, it is only editable by Committee members. It should be noted that while the document it is made publicly available, it should NOT be relied upon or utilized for any other purpose. As a working document, it may change significantly in subsequent versions as it is constantly being updated by Committee members. CALBO does not endorse any of these positions, but is grateful to the LA Basin Chapter for their efforts and coordination.

2019 ICC Group B Code Development Cycle for the 2021 Edition of the I-Codes – Recommendations for the Online Governmental Consensus Vote 
2019 ICC-LABC Recommendation for OGCV Group B 2021 I-Codes
This document was created as a recommendation-based guide for the upcoming 2021 Edition of the I-Codes vote by the ICC-LABC Administration Committee. CALBO does not endorse any of these concepts, but is grateful to the LA Basin Chapter for their efforts and coordination and making this document available for the building-safety community.