Building Division

Mission Statement
"We help the people of Emeryville develop and realize their vision for the built environment"

As part of the Planning and Building Department, the Building Division has primary responsibility for administering the laws, regulations, and requirements that pertain to the physical development of the city.

The Building Division provides plan review and field inspections of buildings to ensure a safe, accessible, and energy efficient environment throughout the community. The division regulates local and State laws related to building construction, maintenance, use, repair, and rehabilitation. This includes enforcement of all building codes.

Other Federal and State requirements include the mandated handicapped access and energy conservation statutes. These objectives are accomplished through administration of public outreach and technical assistance programs, as well as building code regulation.

Important Notices
The Adopted Building Codes will be in effect January 1, 2014 as follows:
  • 2013 California Building Code Part 2; Volume 1 and 2
  • 2013 California Resdential Code
  • 2013 California Green Building Standards Code
  • 2013 California Mechanical Code
  • 2013 California Plumbing Code
  • 2013 California Energy Code (NOTE: 2010 CEC will remain in effect until July 1, 2014)
  • 2013 California Electrical Code
  • 2013 California Fire Code
For information regarding the California Building Code or Emeryville Municipal Code, contact the Building Division 510-596-4310.