Article 2. Enforcement of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 13. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.
The building department of every city and city and county
shall enforce this chapter within the city or city and county.
"Building department" means the department, bureau, or officer
charged with the enforcement of laws or ordinances regulating the
erection, construction, or alteration of buildings.
The department, officer, or officers of a county who are
charged with the enforcement of ordinances or laws regulating the
erection, construction, or alteration of buildings shall enforce this
chapter within the county but outside the territorial limits of any
Any city or county may, by ordinance, designate any
department or officer, other than a department or officer mentioned
in this chapter, to enforce all or any part of this chapter.
In any city where there is no department or officer charged
with or designated for the enforcement of this chapter, the
appropriate department, officer, or officers of the county in which
such city is located shall enforce this chapter.
In any county where there is no department or officer charged with
or designated for the enforcement of this chapter, this chapter
shall be enforced by the county engineer, if there is a county
engineer, and if not, then by the county surveyor.
The Division of Codes and Standards of the Department of
Housing and Community Development may enforce any provision of this
chapter or any building standards published in the State Building
Standards Code which it finds is being violated in a building
hereafter constructed, after it has given the enforcement agency
written notice of the violation and the enforcement agency has failed
to secure correction of the violation within the following 10 days.
In such cases where the division processes applications for building
permits, the fees prescribed in this chapter shall be payable to the