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

List of 2016 California Codes (adopted January 1, 2017)
Significant Changes to the 2016 California Codes

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

The codes above have been adopted and may have been amended by the City of Fountain Valley. 
Please check Title 18 of 
Title 18 of the Municipal Code for any modifications.


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