2016 Fire Code Adoption

The 2013 California Fire Code will be superseded by the 2016 version and will become State law on January 1st, 2017.  The Santa Barbara County Fire Department adopts the 2016 California Fire Code with amendments under Chapter 15 of the Santa Barbara County Code.  The codes are amended for a variety of reasons. These include updates from various International Code Committees and California Fire Code committees to take into account current industry practices and modifications to reflect changes in state and federal law.

Click on the links below to view a summary of the proposed changes to the fire code and the proposed ordinance revisions in both final copy and strike through formats.  Also provided is a summary of the changes that will take effect beginning January 1st, 2017.

Complete copies of the 2016 Calfiornia Fire Code and the 2015 International Fire Code are available for review at the following locations:

Santa Barbara County Clerk’s Office: 105 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, 93101
Santa Barbara County Fire HQ: 4410 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, 93110
City of Buellton: 107 West Highway 246, Buellton, 93427
City of Solvang: 1644 Oak St., Solvang, 93463

Please send questions or comments to: FireCode2016@sbcfire.com

Proposed 2016 Fire Code Ordinance – Final Copy
Proposed Changes to the 2016 Fire Code Ordinance
Summary of Changes