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Current Building Codes

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City Hall Hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Before you plan a trip to City Hall, check out our  Permitting Center Schedule to know when staff and services are available.

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Effective January 1, 2020, the City of Manhattan Beach began using the new 2019 California Building Standards Code as listed below:


  • 2019 California Building Code (CBC)
  • 2019 California Residential Code (CRC)
  • 2019 California Electrical Code (CEC)
  • 2019 California Mechanical Code (CMC)
  • 2019 California Plumbing Code (CPC)
  • 2019 California Energy Code (CEnC)
  • 2019 California Historical Building Code (CHBC)
  • 2019 California Fire Code (CFC)
  • 2019 California Existing Building Code (CEBC)
  • 2019 California Green Building Standards Code (CGBSC)


The California Building Standards Codes are available online on the California Building Standards Commission webpage.

Manhattan Beach Building Regulations are in Title 9 of the Manhattan Beach Municipal Code.

Local amendments to the 2019 California Building Standards Codes:

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