Municipal Fire and Environmental Code

Municipal Fire & Environmental Code
The International Fire Code, which the Santa Clara Municipal Fire and Environmental Code adopts, is published on a triennial basis. This makes it necessary for state and local jurisdictions to adopt the International Fire Code according to the publication schedule. Local jurisdictions may amend the code as long as the amendments are not less restrictive than the published code and appropriate findings are made.

This code adoption cycle represents the third time that all Santa Clara County Fire Departments through the Santa Clara County Fire Chiefs' Association have worked towards making the Code more uniform throughout the County. With the exception of the administrative sections of the code, approximately ninety-five percent of the fire code continues to be uniform throughout the County.

Included, as part of the Municipal Fire and Environmental Code, is "Exhibit A" which is the Santa Clara Fire Department Fee Schedule. The fee schedule contains the list of fees for service provided by the Fire Department. Since it has been three years since the last fee increase, fees have been increased to more accurately represent the cost for the service provided.

As mentioned previously, in the documents listed below are the amendments to 2012 International Fire Code adopted by the City of Santa Clara. Copies of the Santa Clara Municipal Fire and Environmental Code may be reviewed at the Fire Department or at the City's Permit Center. For more information, contact the Fire Department via email. 

Municipal Fire & Environmental Code (PDF)
Municipal Fire & Environmental Code Exhibit A (PDF)

Santa Clara Fire Department & Life Safety Standards
Chemical Identification (PDF)
Fire Protection Systems and Equipment (PDF)

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