All construction projects submitted on or after January 1, 2017 shall be designed per the 2016 California Building Standards Code.
You can find parcel specific design criteria like parcel elevation, ground snow load, climate zone and wind exposure on the My Neighborhood Interactive Map. Most residential structures in Nevada County west of Kingvale have a nominal wind speed of 85 mph. Areas above 5000’ elevation and east of Kingvale are in a special wind region per the California Building Code. Your design professional for the project must use local weather data to determine wind speed. Depending on the location of the building site, these areas typically have an ultimate wind speed between 100-120 mph. For seismic design category, see your design professional.
2016 California Building Code 2016 California Residential Code (CRC)
2016 California Energy Code 2016 California Fire Code (CFC)
2016 California Electrical Code (CEC)
2016 California Plumbing Code (CPC)
2016 California Mechanical Code (CMC)
2016 California Administrative Code (CAC)
2016 California Referenced Standards Code (CRSC)
2016 California Green Building Standards Code (CGBSC)