I checked out the web page and it said:
"At the November 18, 1998 California Building Standards Commission meeting,
the Commissioners unanimously voted to establish July 1, 1999 as the
effective date for the 1998 edition of the California Building Standards
A while back I thought I read that the local building departments had so
many days to adopt the 97 code after the state officially adopted the code.
When I asked the building department, they apparently were not sure of the
date that they would be enforcing the new code. Are engineers required to
use the new code on July 1, whether or not the building department is
PS I will call back the building department.
From: Yousefi, Ben [mailto:Ben.Yousefi(--nospam--at)ci.sj.ca.us]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 1999 10:57 AM
Subject: RE: When does 97 UBC go into effect
Please refer to the following site for the effective date in California
From: Jeff Smith [SMTP:smthengr(--nospam--at)sirius.com]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 1999 10:32 AM
Subject: When does 97 UBC go into effect
About a month ago, I called the Oakland Building Department,
and they told me that it could be as early as June 1, 1999. Is the date
applicable to all CA Building Departments, or do the individual Building
Departments determine the date?
Remember also that the 1997 UBC is applicable in California
only to permit applications filed after June 30, 1999. Permits filed before
that date can use the 1994 UBC which could result in lower design forces.