Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention

Fire Safety Ordinance Chapter 13

Effective January 1, 2017 Sonoma County Fire has adopted and amended the California Fire Code, Ordinance #6184

The California Fire Code shall be used for all residential and commercial development. Additional codes are the Sonoma County Fire Safe Standards which is language adopted and amended with state approval based Title 14, Natural Resources Code, construction in the state responsibility area.

Other adopted county codes are

  • 2016, California Building Code (CBC), Volume 1 and 2
  • 2016, California Residential Code (CRC)
  • 2016, California Referenced Standards
  • 2016, Title 14 Fire Safe Regulations Verbatim.

Code Change 2016

On January 1, 2016 the California Board of Forestry adopted new regulations for the development in the State Responsibility Area (SRA). Sonoma County Fire is mandated to enforce the new standards. To view the new regulation Click Here. Sonoma County Fire is the authority having jurisdiction for all development in the SRA. This authority has been authorized by Cal Fire pursuant to the regulation. 

Fire Safe Standards

Fire Informational Bulletins

Sonoma County Building Department Policies and Forms

Contact Information

Fire Prevention Customer Service
Business Hours
Monday – Thursday
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

Code References Links

County Code

Complete Sonoma County codes and special ordinances

Sonoma County Code

Sonoma County Building Department

Permit and Resource Management Department

PRMD Home Page

ICC Online Free Access

Free version of the California codes

ICC Online Free Access

National Fire Protection Association

Free access to all standards

NFPA Free Access

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Wildland codes and Title 14 Fire Safe Regulations

State Wildland Codes