Structural Design Criteria

Building Codes


The following structural design criteria is used by Citrus Heights. Your plans must be prepared to meet the following standards.

Building code books are available for review at the public counter at City Hall. For additional information, call the Building and Safety Division at 916-727-4760.

Site Class D - Seismic Design Category D


  • Minimum basic wind speed of 85 MPH
  • Exposure B: Residential Buildings
  • Exposure B: Commercial Buildings
  • Live Load: 20 PSI
  • Soil Bearing Pressure: 1,000 PSF (without soils report)
  • Climate zone: 12
  • Applicable code standards
  • 2016 California Building Code
  • 2016 California Mechanical Code
  • 2016 California Plumbing Code
  • 2016 California Electrical Code
  • 2016 California Fire Code
  • 2016 California Green Building Standards Code