Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
What is a Type V sheet and how do I get one?

ANSWER:
A Type V sheet is a detail sheet summarizing the "Conventional Light-Frame Construction" requirements specified in Chapter 23 of the Building Code for single story residential construction. Any portion of construction that does not meet the specific requirements of conventional light-frame construction requires engineering.

The Type V sheet is an informational tool only and is not intended to be used in lieu of building plans. A copy of a Type V sheet may be found by going to our Forms and Publications page and clicking on the "Building - Handouts"
subdirectories.

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