The City Council has adopted the 2019 California Fire Code. The Department of Emergency Services enforces this Code. The Code primarily affects commercial occupancy and processes, but has some application to individuals.
The Code is intended to reduce the likelihood of building loss/damage or personal injury caused by fire or other hazardous conditions. The Code does this by establishing minimums for construction methods and materials, fire safe practices, and the handling of hazardous substances.
The Department routinely consults with builders, developers, and architects on Code requirements. Call 805-227-7560 if you have any questions about the Code or its applicability to your situation.