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  • Sonoma County Fire Safety Ordinance, all roadway and driveway structures shall be designed, constructed, and maintained in accordance with applicable sections of the county building and fire code, the Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, and any administrative regulations and shall have a minimum designed live-load capacity of HS 20.
  • Since February 25, 2003, the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors approved a Sonoma County Fire Safety Ordinance Numbers. #5402 (2003), #5373 (2007), #5905 (2010) and #6049 (2013); to require fire sprinklers for both residential and commercial occupancies (with some exceptions).
  • Per Fire Safe Standards Sec 13-38, gate entrances shall be at least two feet (2') wider than the width of the traffic lane(s) serving the gate.
  • In an effort to provide both fire department emergency access and building security for buildings, Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department has selected the Knox Box public Safety Key Box System for use in accomplishment of these goals.
  • Code Reference California Fire Code 2013, Chapter 6 Building Service and Systems. Please refer to the actual code sections for updates and full language.
  • Permitted Building Construction in the WUI or SRA requires all structures to be built according to specific codes. The codes are referenced as Chapter 7A, in the California Building Code and Chapter 327 in the California Residential Code.
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