2022 Building Code Update Information

As we’ve all heard by now, 2022 Building Codes go into effect for building permits applications received in 2023. Deadlines for filing Building Permits without being subject to the 2022 updated codes for our local jurisdictions are below.


Jurisdiction Deadline to apply Incomplete Sets ok? Other
Butte County 12/30/2022 @ 4 Maybe Incomplete submittals upon approval, call Efrain 530.552.3651
City of Chico 12/22/2022 @ 4 Yes Incomplete submittals will be held for 6 months
Town of Paradise 1/6/2023 @ 4 No* More Information here

*Truss Calculations and fire sprinklers ok to defer

In an attempt to break the code changes into digestible, easy to understand language, VCE along with CBA, the City of Chico, and Butte County held a workshop conducted by Philip Henry, CBO, CASp, Chief Building Official, City of St. Helena. From his presentation, we’ve created this document.

The Town of Paradise has additional information regarding code updates that can be found here.

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