The City of El Segundo Building Safety Division checks proposed projects and plans for compliance with the 2019 California Building Code. Below are links to the most current code sections.
On November 19, 2019, the El Segundo City Council adopted ordinances that adopted the following codes and regulations :
- 2019 California Building Code (Volume I and II) with amendments
- 2019 Residential Code (with amendments)
- 2019 California Electrical Code
- 2019 Mechanical Code (with amendments)
- 2019 Plumbing Code (with amendments)
- 2019 Energy Code (TITLE 24)
- 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (with amendments)
- 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (with amendments)
- 2019 California Fire Code (with amendments)
- 2019 California Existing Building Code (with amendments)
- 2019 California Green Building Standards Code (with amendments)
- Earthquake Hazard Reduction Ordinance (with amendments)
- 2018 Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code
For all 2019 California Building Standards, please visit the website for Department of General Services - California Building Code.
Please be sure to review Title 13 Chapter 2 of the El Segundo Municipal Code for adopted amendments to the 2019 Residential Code under Ordinance 1597.
For more details about Low Impact Development (LID) Standards in the City of El Segundo, please follow this link to the County of Los Angeles Low Impact Development Standards Manual.
The RSI Program was established in 1993 to offset the adverse effects of noise from operations at the neighboring Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Since 1993, the City of El Segundo has treated 1,905 homes for adverse effects of noise.
As of July 2018, the City's Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSI) has been terminated. The City Council elected to end the program at its meeting on July 17, 2018, after the City was notified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) that grant funding provided by those agencies could no longer be used by the City for ongoing expenditures.
Building and Safety requires compliance with noise standards for new buildings and additions. Please view the following handouts and attach them to your submitted plans, of the project falls within the RSI zones. To determine whether your project is within a RSI zone and which requirements are applicable, please view the City's RSI Map.
For frequently asked questions, please see the Residential Sound Insulation Program Termination FAQs.
For other questions, email or call Planning and Building Safety Director Sam Lee at 310-524- 2345.