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Current Code & Design Criteria

Currently Enacted Building Codes

  • 2019 California Administrative Code;
  • 2019 California Building Code, Volumes 1 and 2, Chapters 1 through 26, 31, Section 3109, and incorporating Appendix H, Signs, and Appendix I, Patio Covers;
  • 2019 California Residential Code, Chapters 1 through 10, and including , Appendix H, Patio Covers, Appendix V, Swimming Pool Safety Act, and Appendix X (emergency housing)
  • 2019 California Electrical Code, including Informative Annex Chapters A, B, C and D
  • 2019 California Mechanical Code, including Appendix Chapters A, and B
  • 2019 California Plumbing Code, including Appendix Chapters A, B, D and I
  • 2019 California Energy Code, including Appendix Chapters
  • 2019 California Historical Building Code, including Appendix Chapters
  • 2019 California Existing Building Code, including Appendix Chapters
  • 2019 California Fire Code
  • 2019 California Green Building Standards Code, Chapters 1 through 8
  • 2019 California Referenced Standards Code, including Chapters A
  • Uniform Housing Code, 1997 Edition, as published by the International Conference of Building Officials;
  • The Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 Edition, as published by the International Conference of Building Officials
Snow Loads: Ground Snow Load - Zero

Wind Loads: Ultimate Wind Speed: 1 & 2 Family Dwellings/ 85 mph; Risk Category I/ 100 mph; Risk Category II/ 110 mph; Risk Category III & IV/ 115 mph Exposure Category Central Turlock: B (Minimum 1/2 Mile from City Limits or open areas) When not considered Central Turlock utilize exposure category: C.

Rain Loads: 2" per hour

Seismic Loads: Unless otherwise justified by analysis, all buildings and non-building structures within the City limits shall be assigned to Seismic Design Category (SDC) D
In accordance with CBC 1613.3.2, soil Site Class D shall be assumed for all sites unless otherwise justified by a registered design professional and/or geotechnical report.

Soil Bearing Pressure:
  • Commercial construction
    A Soils Report is required
    • Allowable Foundation - per Soils Report
    • Allowable Lateral - per Soils Report
  • Residential construction
    • Single story construction
      • Allowable Foundation - 1500 psf without a Soils Report
      • Allowable Lateral - 100 psf/ft without a Soils Report
    • Multi story construction
      Unless otherwise approved by the Chief Building Official, a Soils Report is required
      • Allowable Foundation - per Soils Report
      • Allowable Lateral - per Soils Report
Climate Zone: 12

For more information or concerns about building codes, please contact:

Building and Safety Division
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 130
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5560
building@turlock.ca.us
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM






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