The Codes include Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, Energy and Green Building Codes.
There is no grace period.
2019 California Codes
Online version of the 2019 California Building Code, Title 24, Part 2, Volume 1.
Online version of the 2019 California Building Code, Title 24, Part 2, Volume 2.
2019 San Francisco Code Amendments
Highlights from the 2016 SF Building Code
The following ordinances were incorporated into the 2016 San Francisco Building Code. They are provided for reference, but you should not rely on it as the City's official published code. Refer to the 2019 CA and SF Code links for the official published version of the code.
Notice to tenants of dwelling unit merger or demolition.
Definition of vacant or abandoned buildings.
Conditional Use Required to Remove Any Residential Unit and Mandatory Legalization of Illegal Units in C-3 Districts; Permeable Surfaces and Landscaping Requirements Citywide for Building Additions and Residential Mergers.
Conditional Use Required to Remove Any Residential Unit, including an Unauthorized Unit
Mandatory Disability Access Improvements; Building Owner's Notice to Tenant; Administrative Fee
All Gender Toilet Facilities
Permit Suspension for Repeat Violations
Code Enforcement Procedures
Stormwater Management Requirements
Building Facade Inspection and Maintenance and Establishing Fee
Better Roof Requirements for Renewable Energy Facilities
Fire, Housing, Building Codes - Fire Safety Requirements for Existing Buildings
Better Roof Requirements, Including Living Roofs