Release of New LADBS Information Bulletins
The City of Los Angeles
Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) is extremely pleased to
announce the publication of the new LADBS
Information Bulletins. These bulletins will provide consistent and
uniform interpretation of the codes, clarify code issues as they
relate to new construction and new technologies, and explain new
These bulletins are categorized into the
following topics (see Matrix 1 - Information Bulletin Index):
The new LADBS Information Bulletins supersede
most of the previously published Rules of General Application
(RGA's), Memorandums of General Distribution (MGD's) and other
related public information handouts. For cross reference purpose,
a matrix of previously issued documents is provided to allow
historical tracking of all superseded RGA's, MGD's and other
public information that have been converted into the new format
(see Matrix 2 - Cross Reference Index to Previously Issued Public
Please note that some provisions or
interpretations of the code as written in the superseded RGA's and
MGD's are no longer applicable due to subsequent code changes.
Information from these outdated documents is not included in the
new LADBS Information Bulletins (see Matrix 3 for a list of
Obsolete RGA's and MGD's).
LADBS will continue to update and publish new
Information Bulletins in order to ensure constant and uniform
interpretation of codes and regulations. As part of our continuing
effort to enhance customer service and assist the construction
industry, all of the new and updated LADBS Information Bulletins
will be made available on the Department's Internet web site at http://www.ladbs.org.
Raymond S. Chan, C.E., S.E.
Superintendent of Building
Interim General Manager