The Code of the City of Oceanside, California
The City Code contains the general ordinances of the City. Chapter 6 addresses Building Construction Regulations.


International Code Council, San Diego Area Chapter
The City of Oceanside is a member of the International Code Council. You will find helpful information regarding Building Code Policies, for instance, “Requirements for Plumbing and Mechanical Plans”, “Requirements for Tenant Improvement Plans to be Signed by an Architect or Engineer”, “Smoke Detector Requirements”, and many more are available at this site.

Department of Environmental Health
This Web site includes information on permits and inspections for the San Diego County, Health Department, and contains information regarding the Hazardous Materials Division.

County Assessor, Recorder and Clerk
The County Assessor site has information regarding property assessment, tax exemptions, assessor maps, etc. Also, County Assessor records have permit history on properties. The County Recorder site has information on types of documents, filing, recording, Marriage Licenses, Birth/Death Certificates, etc. The County Clerk site has information regarding Fictitious Business Names, obtaining Birth/Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses, etc.


The Official California Legislative Information Web Site - Health and Safety Code
The Health and Safety Code is often referenced in the Building Code. This Website allows you to search through this code and find the section by title or sec #.

The Official California Legislative Information Web Site - Business and Professions Code
The Business and Professions Code contains rules and regulations pertaining to architects, engineers, and contractors, as well as several other professions. This Website allows you to search through this code and find the section by title or sec #.

California Energy Commission
This web site has every thing you will ever need to know regarding Energy Standards, from frequently asked questions in a format called “Blueprints”, to a copy of the Energy Standards manual and required forms.

California Building Standards Commission
The BSC is responsible for administering California's building codes, including adopting, approving, publishing, and implementing codes and standards. This site provides information on:

  • Current approved and proposed changes to the state building standards code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24)
  • The Building Standards Commission (BSC) processes and policies
  • The BSC — its mission, history, members, staff, etc.
  • Title 24 — what it is, where to find or purchase the latest edition (2001), and information on supplements, corrections, and previous editions
  • How to get help if you have questions about the building standards code

California Housing and Community Development
Among other things, you will find information regarding Mobile Home Parks and permit requirements.

Contractors State License Board
This web site allows you to check the status of a license. Also, many resources are available for consumers and contractors.

Division of State Architect
This web site allows you to check the status of a license, as well as other resources.

California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
This web site allows you to check the status of a license, as well as other resources.


International Code Council
This site allows you to research evaluation reports, certification and testing, training, I-Code adoptions, and more.

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
IAPMO coordinates the development and adaptation of plumbing, mechanical, swimming pool and solar energy codes to meet the specific needs of individual jurisdictions both in the United States and abroad. IAPMO develops and publishes the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC), Uniform Solar Energy COde (USEC); and the Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement.