In 2015, Assembly Bill (AB) 1236 was signed into law and established new requirements for cities & counties to streamline their permitting for residential and non-residential electric vehicle charging stations. As of September 30, 2017, all local governments are required to have an expedited, streamlined permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations that complies with the requirements of AB 1236.
Electric Drive 805 is committed to helping local governments meet the streamlined permitting requirements for EV charging stations if they are not yet in compliance with AB 1236. The legislative intent behind AB 1236 is to:
- Encourage the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by removing obstacles and minimizing costs for charging station permitting, so long as the action does not supersede the building official’s authority to identify and address higher priority life-safety situations.
- Streamline local government permitting processes for EV charging stations.
The full legislative text is available on the State of California’s Legislative Information database:
Numerous resources are available to support local government implementation of Assembly Bill 1236, including:
- California Building Officials (CALBO) AB 1236 Tool Kit – Small Jurisdiction (2016) Toolkit PDF
- Center for Sustainable Energy – Electric Vehicle Charging Station Toolkit Guidance (2017):
- California Governor’s Office of Planning & Research – “Zero Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook” (2013) Plug-In Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Permitting Checklist
- Central Coast EV Readiness Plan Guidance (2014) Appendices A – C