Compliance Update: Single Use Restroom Bill – Required Signage

As we kick off the new year, it’s a good time for business owners in South Pasadena to refresh their understanding of various compliance requirements, including the important Health and Safety Code Section 118600 – the Single-Use Restroom Bill. Enforcement of this specific code will begin this year, which requires all single-user restrooms in businesses to be designated as all-gender. It’s not just about following the rules; it’s about creating an inclusive environment for all your customers. The South Pasadena Fire Department may include this in their business license inspections.


(a) All single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or state or local government agency shall be identified as all-gender toilet facilities by signage that complies with Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, and designated for use by no more than one occupant at a time or for family or assisted use.

(b) During any inspection of a business or a place of public accommodation by an inspector, building official, or other local official responsible for code enforcement, the inspector or official may inspect for compliance with this section.

(c) For the purposes of this section, “single-user toilet facility” means a toilet facility with no more than one water closet and one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user.

(d) This section shall become operative on March 1, 2017.

(e) This section does not apply to construction jobsites, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 6722 of the Labor Code.(Amended by Stats. 2023, Ch. 529, Sec. 2. (AB 521) Effective January 1, 2024.)

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