2019 California Fire Code Adoption and Chapter 15 Ordinance Amendment

On November 5, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, will conduct the first reading of a draft ordinance amending Chapter 15 of the Santa Barbara County Code.  The draft ordinance adopts the 2019 California Fire Code with amendments.  The November 5th meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Board Hearing Room, 105 East Anapamu Street, 4th Floor, Santa Barbara, CA.  The draft ordinance replaces the 2016 California Fire Code, as the enforcement Code in all areas within the Santa Barbara County Fire Protection District, and all other unincorporated areas of the County where the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, is the authority having jurisdiction. The 2016 California Fire Code will be superseded by the 2019 version, with a projected effective date of January 1, 2020. Adoption of the 2019 California Fire Code with amendments, will become the Santa Barbara County Fire Code. The draft ordinance is below.

Comments regarding the Draft Ordinance can be directed to:

Rob Hazard, Fire Marshal
Division Chief
Santa Barbara County Fire Department


2019 Code Adoption Summary of Changes

Proposed Ordinance (clean copy)

Proposed Ordinance (red strikethrough)

Fire Code PPT Presentation