Building Division


Under the direction of the Planning Director, the Building & Safety Division ensures that the construction of all buildings and structures within the city are built in compliance with applicable codes and standards. This division is responsible for permit issuance plan review, and inspections.

Adopted Codes

Part 1  -  California Administrative Code

Part 2  -  California Building Code
Part 2  -  Volume 1
Part 2  -  Volume 2

Part 2.5  -  California Residential Code

Part 3  -  California Electrical Code

Part 4 -  California Mechanical Code

Part 5  -  California Plumbing Code

Part 6  -  California Energy Code
Part 8  -  California Historical Building Code
Part 9  -  California Fire Code

Part 10 - California Existing Building Code

Part 11 - California Green Building Standards Code (also referred to as CALGreen)

Part 12 California Referenced Standards Code

The codes above have been adopted and may have been amended by the
City of Fountain Valley.

Please check Title 18 of the Municipal Code for any modifications.

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