Electric vehicle (EV) chargers

The City of Menlo Park adopted amendments to the CALGreen EV Charging requirements within the California Building Standards code on October 23, 2018. The adopted changes became effective November 23, 2018. 

The new requirements are intended to:
  • Increase the availability of EV charging infrastructure within the City;
  • To provide for residents and employees with electric vehicles; and 
  • Lower barriers for those looking to shift from fossil fuel vehicles.
New multi-family residential developments and nonresidential developments 10,000 square feet and above are required to install EV chargers and prepare for future installation.

Projects with a complete building permit application submitted before November 23, 2018 will not be subject to the requirements. All projects with building permit applications submitted after November 23, 2018 may be subject to these requirements.

Residential electric vehicle charging requirements 

Please review the EV charging requirements for residential developments in the Residential EV Charging Requirements Handout

Nonresidential electric vehicle charging requirements

Please review the EV charging requirements for nonresidential developments Nonresidential EV Charging Requirements Handout