Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is California governed by the Uniform Plumbing Code or the International Plumbing Code? What does Los Angeles County actually go by in respect to its inspections?

The current state plumbing code is the 2001 California Plumbing Code that is based on the 2000 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).

The current plumbing code in areas served by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works is the 2002 County of Los Angeles Plumbing Code that is based on the 2001 California Plumbing Code.

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