Structural Design Criteria

Building Codes

The following structural design criteria is used by Citrus Heights. Your plans must be prepared to meet the following standards.

Building code books are available for review at the public counter at City Hall or visit California Building Standards Code. For additional information, call the Building and Safety Division at 916-727-4760.

Site Class D - Seismic Design Category D

  • Minimum basic wind speed of 110 MPH
  • Exposure B: Residential Buildings
  • Exposure B: Commercial Buildings
  • Live Load: 20 PSI
  • Soil Bearing Pressure: 1,500 PSF (without soils report)
  • Climate zone: 12
  • Applicable code standards
  • 2019 California Building Code
  • 2019 California Mechanical Code
  • 2019 California Plumbing Code
  • 2019 California Electrical Code
  • 2019 California Fire Code
  • 2019 California Green Building Standards Code
  • 2019 California Energy Code
  • 2019 California Residential Code