What is the Fire Code?

The City Council has adopted the 2016 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 227-7560 if you have any questions about the Code or its applicability to your situation.

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1. What is the Fire Code?
2. Can I burn debris, trash, and tree or brush trimmings?
3. Why are fire sprinklers required?
4. Who do I call about fire sprinkler system requirements and inspections?
5. What is a Knox Box?
6. Can I access the Paso Robles Municipal Code online?
7. My neighbor has trash, debris and inoperative vehicles in his yard and it is really an eyesore. Can the City help?
8. How do I get a fire engine to visit my school or event?
9. Can I ride along with the engine company?
10. How do I schedule a tour of the fire station?
11. How do I get a copy of an incident or a fire report?