California Restroom Signs

Effective March 1, 2017, all single-user toilet facilities in California businesses must be identified as gender-neutral or all-gender toilet facilities. A “single-user facility” is defined as a “toilet facility with no more than one water closet and one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user.” Employers should take notice of this new policy as the law authorizes inspectors or other building or local officials responsible for code enforcement to inspect for compliance.

Therefore, businesses must replace the restroom sign if it is currently a male or female geometric sign. The replacement must be a unisex geometric sign and the tactile sign should indicate that it is all-gender, unisex, or just a restroom (without reference to gender).