Chapter 16.10


16.10.010    Residential building code.

16.10.010 Residential building code.

The purpose of this code is to establish minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, access to persons with disabilities, sanitation, adequate lighting and ventilation, and energy conservation, safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment; and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations. The provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alteration, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every detached one (1) and two (2) single-family dwellings, townhouse not more than three (3) stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and structures accessory thereto within the City of Elk Grove. Therefore, the 2019 California Residential Code, Title 24, Part 2.5, published by the International Code Council (ICC), in the California Code of Regulations, including administrative sections, Appendices V and X, except as specifically repealed or amended by ordinance of the City of Elk Grove, is hereby adopted and made part of this chapter as though set forth in full herein. A true and correct copy of the 2019 California Residential Code as adopted by this section shall be on file in the Development Services Department for inspection by the public. [Ord. 22-2019 §2, eff. 1-1-2020; Ord. 22-2016 §4, eff. 1-1-2017; Ord. 15-2013 §4, eff. 1-1-2014; Ord. 24-2010 §4, eff. 1-1-2011]