Cal Fire, Office of the State Fire Marshal: The Mission of the State Fire Marshal is to protect life and property through the development and application of fire prevention engineering, education, and enforcement.Mission

The mission of the State Fire Marshal is to protect life and property through the development and application of fire prevention engineering, education and enforcement.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal supports the mission of the CAL FIRE by focusing on fire prevention. The Office of the State Fire Marshal provides support through a wide variety of fire safety responsibilities including: regulating buildings in which people live, congregate, or are confined; by controlling substances and products which may, in and of themselves, or by their misuse, cause injuries, death and destruction by fire; by providing statewide direction for fire prevention within wildland areas; by regulating hazardous liquid pipelines; by developing and reviewing regulations and building standards; and by providing training and education in fire protection methods and responsibilities.

These achievements are accomplished through several major program elements including engineering, education, enforcement and support from the State Board of Fire Services.


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2019 CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE


January 1, 2020, is the statewide effective date, established by the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), for the 2019 California Building Standards Code. All applications for a building permit or fire code permit that occur on or after January 1, 2020, are subject to compliance with the 2019 Code. 

Information on the building standards codes may be found on the California Building Standards Commission website

FIRE CODE REGULATIONS FOR TANKS IN UNDERGROUND AREAS

The fire code regulations for tanks in underground areas and connected piping systems were adopted by the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) in August 2017 and became effective July 1,...

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The fire code regulations for tanks in underground areas and connected piping systems were adopted by the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) in August 2017 and became effective July 1, 2018.  The full definition of a tank in an underground area per APSA also became effective July 1, 2018.

You may access the fire code by visiting the California Building Standards Commission website.  Select Part 9 of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24.