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For additional information on design criteria, contact the Building Division at 510-596-4310.
The following design criteria are applicable to all Emeryville projects:
Wind zone - 85 mph
Wind exposure 'B' - East of the freeway
Wind exposure 'C' - West of the freeway
Seismic loads - ASCE 7-10 (Note: ASCE is a referenced document of the CBC and thus is adopted by Emeryville.)
Rain intensity - 3" per hour
2016 California Building Codes
The City of Emeryville lies between 2 km-10 km from the Hayward Fault. Projects in the City of Emeryville will be significantly affected by seismic events.
Fast Track Foundation-Only Permits
Partial Building Permits
Requirements for Drawings
Space at Job Site for Inspection Services
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