Building Codes

City of Dixon enforces the following California Building Codes.

The 2019 California Building Standards Code (Cal. Code Regs., Title 24) were published July 1, 2022, with an effective date of January 1, 2023.  The City adopted by reference, with local amendments, the 2022 California Building Standards Code, as well as other codes as part of the tri annual code adoption 


  • 2022 California Building Code 
  • 2022 California Fire Code
  • 2022 California Mechanical Code
  • 2022 California Plumbing Code
  • 2022 California Electrical Code
  • 2022 California Energy Code
  • 2022 California Administrative Code
  • 2022 California Historical Building Code
  • 2022 California Existing Building Code
  • 2022 California Referenced Standards Code
  • 2022 California Residential Code
  • 2022 California Green Building Code 
  • 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 
  • 2021 International Property Maintenance Code


You can view the California Building Codes at https://www.dgs.ca.gov/BSC/Codes. The local amendments can be viewed in Title 16 of the Dixon Municipal Code within a few months of adoption. In the meantime, until the amendments are codified, please see the adopted Ordinance.


Tri Annual Update to Building/Fire Codes for 2023-2026

The City of Dixon is currently working to update its Municipal Code to adopt the 2022 California Building Standards Codes (Title 24). Every three years, the California Building Standards Commission, along with other state agencies, review and amend Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, a.k.a. the California Building Standards Code.


The Dixon Building Division and Fire Department are working together to: 

1) Repeal and replace Dixon Municipal Code Title 16 (Building and Construction) in it's entirety to Adopt by reference, with amendments, the 2022 California Building Standards Code (2022 California Building, Fire, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Energy, Administrative, Historical Building, Existing Building, Referenced Standards, Residential, and Green Building Codes), including adopting by reference certain Appendix Chapters of these codes;

 2) Adopt by reference, with amendments, the 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code and the 2021 International Property Maintenance Code;

3) Adopt findings of fact supporting the local amendments to the code; and

4) Repeal Chapter 16.13 (Housing Code) and add a new Chapter (Chapter 16.19 - Permit Streamlining for Electric Vehicle Charging Systems) to the Dixon Municipal Code, adopting State Assembly Bills, AB 1236 and AB 970


The Ordinance updating the codes was introduced at the regular City Council meeting of November 15, 2022 and then a public hearing and second reading was conducted at the City Council meeting of December 6, 2022 .  A copy of the staff report and Draft Ordinance for these meetings can be viewed by clicking the in each meeting date above.  Notice of the December 6th meeting was published on two occasions, Nov 18 and Nov 25, 2022, in both local Dixon newspapers. The City Council adopted the Ordinance on December 6th, therefore, the new codes will go into effect January 1, 2023 and any application submitted after the new year, will be subject to the new codes.

The adopted Ordinance can be viewed here