2016 Codes Effective January 1, 2017

As a reminder, 2016 San Francisco and California Codes are effective for permit applications filed on or after January 1, 2017.
The Codes include Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Green Building Codes.
There is no grace period.

2016 California Codes

Have a Code Question? Contact

Department of Building Inspection
Technical Services Division

1660 Mission Street, 1st Floor
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 558-6205 Phone


Building - Volume 1*

 Building - Volume 2

Mechanical Plumbing
Green Building Energy Code

* Building - Volume 1 includes the 2016 CA Historical Building Code and 2016 CA Existing Building Code.

2016 San Francisco Code Amendments

Building Electrical
Mechanical Plumbing
Green Building Housing*

Building Code


*There are no changes to the Housing Code Amendments for the 2016 code cycle.

This unofficial copy of the code is provided for your convenience, but you should not rely on it as the City's official published code. For the official published version of the code, see"

Highlights of the San Francisco Building Code

Ordinance 208-15 Ordinance 60-16
Ordinance 14-16 Ordinance 64-16
Ordinance 23-16 Ordinance 67-16
Ordinance 33-16 Ordinance 71-16
Ordinance 51-16 Ordinance 165-16
Ordinance 53-16 Ordinance 221-16
Ordinance 59-16  



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2013 San Francisco Code Amendments


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