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Adopted Construction Codes/Design Guidelines


The City adopted the 2013 edition of the California Building Code (Title 24), which adopts by reference the:

2013 California Building Code, based on the 2012 International Building Code
2013 California Residential Code, based on the 2012 International Residential Code

2013 California Plumbing Code, based on the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code

2013 California Mechanical Code, based on the 2012 Uniform Mechanical Code

2013 California Electrical Code, based on the 2011 National Electrical Code

2013 California Green Building Standards Code
2013 California Historical Building Code
2013 California Energy Code

2013 California Fire Code


All construction projects within the City of Eureka are assigned to Seismic Design Categories E & F.

The City of Eureka’s nominal design wind speed is 85 MPH (ultimate design wind speed of 110 MPH) with all exposures present. Please contact staff for site specific exposures.

The Minimum Finished Floor Elevation is 12.5 Feet Eureka City Datum.