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Residential Fire Sprinkler and California Codes

Below is a citation from the State Fire Marshal about the law requiring installation of fire sprinkler systems for the interiors of 1 and 2 family dwellings, etc. These requirements WILL APPLY to homes rebuilt after the Redwood Complex Fire. This requirement does not apply to "manufactured" homes--that is the second citation, below. Here is the requirement cited by the Office of the State Fire Marshal:

1.     "The California Building Standards Commission approved the State Fire Marshal's Building, Fire and Residential Code adoption packages for the 2010 California Building Standards Codes at the hearing on January 12, 2010. The 2010 California Building Standards Codes published July 1, 2010, with an effective date of January 1, 2011. A key component in the 2010 code adoption is the addition of residential fire sprinklers in all new one-and two-family dwellings and townhouse construction statewide. For many years, installation of fire sprinkler systems has only been required in office buildings and multi-family dwellings (i.e. apartments). These sprinkler systems are proven to save lives and extinguish fires. Prior to the adoption of the 2010 California Building Standards Codes, more than 150 jurisdictions in California had a local residential fire sprinkler ordinance."




§ 4300. Application of Design and Installation Requirements; Preemption of Local Design and Installation Requirements.

(a) The requirements of this article apply to the design and installation of a fire sprinkler system -

(1) in new or used mobilehomes or manufactured homes that are used or intended for use as a dwelling, and

(2) in new or used multifamily manufactured homes with two dwelling units.

(b) The requirements of this article preempt all other requirements, including those of any ordinance or rule adopted by any city, county, city and county, or special district, as well as a fire district, that establish standards and requirements for the design and installation of a fire sprinkler system including, but not limited to those ordinances or rules adopted pursuant to section 18691 of the Health and Safety Code in the Mobilehome Parks Act -

(1) in new or used mobilehomes or manufactured homes that are used or intended for use as a dwelling, and

(2) in new or used multifamily manufactured homes with two dwelling units.

(c) This article does not require the installation of a fire sprinkler system in mobilehomes or manufactured homes or in multifamily manufactured homes with two dwelling units including those installed or reinstalled in a mobilehome park.

(d) A residential fire sprinkler system shall not be required as a condition for approval of additions or alterations to existing manufactured homes, mobilehomes or multifamily manufactured homes that do not already contain a residential fire sprinkler system,

Note: Authority cited: Sections 18015, 18025, 18029 and 18029.5, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 18015, 18025, 18029.5, 18030.5, and 18691, Health and Safety Code". 


The Redwood Valley MAC has an Ad Hoc Committee that meets when needed to review proposed developments in Redwood Valley. The Development Review Committee then submits information to the full RVMAC membership for consideration. The RVMAC is the conduit to the County for these projects, giving community members the opportunity to weigh in with their opinions on proposed projects. The Chair of this Standing Committee is Alex De Grassi, with members Debra Ramirez and Cassie Taaning also on the committee. Here are some current and/or recent projects that the RVMAC has reviewed:

  • Flow Cannabis Institute on former Fetzer Property--See the HOME page for information on April 9 Open House hosted by Flow Cannabis Institute at the former Fetzer property. Recap: A "pre-application" meeting was held Dec. 9 at Planning and Building Services to coordinate this application for a cannabis processing, distribution, and growing center. The project is characterized as a cooperative for small farmers. A MAC-sponsored Public Workshop on the project was held on Thursday evening, February 9, 2017 at the Guild/Grange at 6:30 p.m. Over 150 local residents and interested parties learned more about the plans and brought their perspectives to the developers. Many residents, especially those living in the Bel Arbres area, asked questions and expressed concerns about the development. A summary of some of the comments is below (Q and A). As of April, 2-17, the property closed escrow and an open house has been held.


  • Faizan Project--A fuel station and mini-market on N. State St., fronting the 101, near Mario's restaurant. This project has been discussed several times at the MAC, and public input incorporated into am updated letter to the Planning and Building Services Department of the County (which has approved the project). For the RVMAC's positions, click below:
  • Black Minor Subdivision--A request by the Black family to further subdivide a parcel on Uva Rd. to create 4 residential parcels. The RVMAC sent comments to the County and raised questions about the standards required by the County to  approve drilling of a well. Click here for RVMAC's comments:
  • Skull Mountain- No permit have been requested at this time for the former Light property recently bought by Mr. Tong. Linked below is some useful info about the 1,724 acre property. Local residents are concerned about prior environmental felonies committed by Mr. Tong's company in Dublin, Ca.