Design Requirements & Codes

Design Requirements

Live Load20 pounds per square foot
Wind Load85 miles per hour, Exposure C
Seismic Design CategoryD
Climate Zone13
Frost Depth0.0
Population53,266 (January 1, 2010)
Area of City16.27 square miles (January 1, 2009)
Rainfall7.7 per year per year
Elevation249 feet above sea level
Latitude36 degrees 19 minutes 20 seconds
Longitude119 degrees 38 minutes 10 seconds
Minimum Water Pressure35 psi
Finished Floor Height16 inches above top of the curb, minimum

Current Adopted State Codes

Codes listed are the 2022 Edition unless otherwise noted:

  • California Building Code (CBC)
  • California Electrical Code (CEC)
  • California Mechanical Code (CMC)
  • California Plumbing Code (CPC)
  • California Fire Code (CFC)
  • California Energy Code (CEnC)
  • California State Housing Law, CCR, Title 25, Division 1, Chapter 1, Subchapter 1

City of Hanford Municipal Code

When new Building Codes are adopted and become effective, all projects submitted prior to the effective date will be considered under the current code (this must be a complete submittal). Any projects submitted on or after the effective date of the new code must comply with the new code.