Building Standards Information & Disability Access Requirements
2018-19 Legislative Changes
Disability Access Requirements
On Jan. 1, 2019 AB 3002, “Disability Access Requirements: Information” went into effect around the State. The Act requires local jurisdictions to provide information regarding compliance with disability access provisions under federal and state law to applicants for commercial building permits and business licenses. The Carmel Community Planning and Building Dept. has prepared a handout in accordance with guidance from the Office of the State Architect that provides information on accessibility requirements, the state’s Certified Accessibility Specialist (CASp) program, and potential financial incentives for providing accessibility features in existing buildings. The Department has placed this guidance on our web site and is distributing it to permit and license applicants when we’re contacted about their proposed project or business. Between the Council approved fee waiver for work on commercial buildings during 2019, and the potential tax and financing incentives applicable to accessibility improvements, 2019 would be a very good year to improve disability access in the Village.
Building Standards Information Bulletin – 2018 Legislative Changes
This information bulletin summarizes the 2018 legislative changes to state laws related to the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) and state building standards. The statutory changes summarized in this bulletin become effective on January 1, 2019, unless otherwise specified in statute. Detailed information on each bill can be viewed by selecting the hyperlink embedded in the bill heading.