Building Department Guidelines

Corte Madera Town Hall will be closed Friday, December 22, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. We will return to regular office hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8am.

PLEASE NOTE - NEW CODE CYCLE IS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017: The most recent updates to the California Building Standards Code become effective on January 1, 2017.  As of this date, building plans submitted to the Town of Corte Madera must adhere to the 2016 California Building Code, 2016 California Residential Code, 2016 California Electrical Code, 2016 California Mechanical Code, 2016 California Plumbing Code, 2016 California Energy Code, 2016 California Historic Building Code, 2016 California Existing Building Code, 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, and the 2016 California Referenced Standards Code (Parts 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12 of the 2016 California Building Standards Code). Additionally, new to Corte Madera for this code cycle are the 2016 California Historic Building Code and the 2016 California Reference Standards Code. The Town will also adopt the 2006 International Code Council Electrical Code Administrative Provisions as a supplement to the 2016 California Electrical Code.  Please be aware when downloading forms and guidelines from the town's website that they have not yet been updated to reflect currently adopted code.