California code cycle requirements


got an early morning T24 question maybe you've encountered before. Do
you know of any code language that says a project is bound only by the
code cycle at time of permitting? For example, if you get a permit under
2016 code, but don't build it until 2020 is there some language that
ensures you are only bound by the 2016 code?

Sep 10, 19 10:59 am

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Please confirm if you're talking about State or City code. Title 24 is not the CA Building Code. Part 2 of the CCR T24 is the CA Building Code.

Sep 10, 19 11:15 am  · 

Thank you Bulgar. Looking for anything in CA title 24. parts 1 through 12.

Found this in part 2 which I think sort of answers the question:

[A] 105.3.2 Time limitation of application. An application
for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to
have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing,
unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a
permit has been issued; except that the building official is
authorized to grant one or more extensions of time for
additional periods not exceeding 90 days each. The extension
shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause

[A] 105.5 Expiration. Every permit issued shall become
invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit
is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the
work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or
abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work is
commenced. The building official is authorized to grant, in
writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods not more
than 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing
and justifiable cause demonstrated.

Sep 10, 19 11:24 am  · 
atelier nobody

That is correct - as long as you resubmit your plans or call for inspection at least once every 6 months, your permit will never expire.

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atelier nobody

As long as you don't let your permit expire, the applicable Code is the one on the day you submit for plan check. That's why every 3 years, there's a big rush to get projects submitted in November and December.

Sep 10, 19 12:50 pm  · 

Thank you atelier

Sep 10, 19 1:02 pm  · 

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