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Accessing Code Amendments

Accessing Building Code Amendments:

  1. Go to the American Legal Publishing Corporation website
  2. Select "Municipal Code"
  3. Select "California"
  4. Select "Los Angeles Municipal Code"
  5. Select "MUNICIPAL CODE"
  6. Select "CHAPTER IX BUILDING REGULATIONS"
  7. Select corresponding ARTICLE to display building code, elevator code, electrical code, plumbing code, mechanical code, boiler, and pressure vessel code

Accessing Zoning Code:

  1. Go to the American Legal Publishing Corporation website
  2. Select "Planning and Zoning (Chapter I of the Municipal Code)"
  3. Select "California"
  4. Select "Los Angeles Planning and Zoning"
  5. Select "MUNICIPAL CODE, CHAPTER I (PLANNING AND ZONING CODE)"
  6. Select "CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS AND ZONING"

Purchase Codes

These codes may be purchased at the following locations:

ICC (International Code Council) 
(http://www.iccsafe.org)
5360 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601
(888) 422-7233

IAPMO (International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials)
(www.iapmo.org)
5001 E. Philadelphia Street, Ontario, CA 91761-2816
(800) 854-2766

Building News, Inc. 
(www.bnibooks.com)
10801 National Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 474-7771

Builders Book Inc. 
(www.buildersbook.com)
8001 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91304
(800) 273-7375

Code Amendment History

All plans submitted after January 1, 2014 shall be required to comply with 2014 Los Angeles Codes.

Building Code (2014 LA Amendments)

  • Published by International Code Council (ICC)
    Based on 2013 California Building Code (Based on 2012 International Building Code) with L.A. City Amendments.

Electrical Codes (2014 LA Amendments)


Elevator Code (2014 LA Amendments)

  • Published by American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Barclays, and Brackett (ASME) 
    City of Los Angeles Elevator Code (Chapter 9, Article 2 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code) which is based on the ASME A-17.1-1971 and the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6 which incorporated ASME A-17.1-1996 by reference with L.A. City Amendments.

Green Building Code (2014 LA Amendments)


Mechanical Code (2014 LA Amendments)


Plumbing Code (2014 LA Amendments)


Residential Code (2014 LA Amendments)


Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

  • City of Los Angeles Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Chapter 9, Article 7 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code by Brackett Publishing) and the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 1 and 2 by Barclays Law Publishers with L.A. City Amendments.

Zoning Code (Chapter I of the Los Angeles Municipal Code)

  • 2000 Edition of the Planning and Zoning Code from American Legal Publishing Corporation.