Code Interpretations

The State Fire Marshal's Office established the Code Interpretations Committee (CIC) in November 2001, to research requests for code interpretations. The CIC meets once a month to review and discuss each code interpretation request, then pass their recommendations on to the Division Chiefs for final endorsement and approval. Once approved, the request is posted on the SFM website. Code interpretations rendered for Title 24 are valid for the code year edition identified in the code interpretation. Code interpretations rendered for Title 19 are not code edition specific.

Code Interpretation Application

Code Interpretation Application Instructions

Interpretation#

Topic

Date Issued

16-002

Delayed Egress in R-3.1 Occupancies

March 24, 2016

16-001

I-3 Occupancies General Questions

February 9, 2016

14-013

High Rise Water Supply

February 9, 2016 (Revised)

15-001

Capability of Visible Alarms

November 12, 2015 (Revised)

15-006

Garage Conversions to Dwellings Units and Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements

December 3, 2015

15-007

Stairway Penetrations

December 11, 2015


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