Municipal Fire and Environmental Code

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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 fourth 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. The current fee schedule was adopted for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020).


As mentioned previously, in the documents listed below are the amendments to 2015 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. For more information, please contact the Fire Department via email at

Santa Clara Fire Department & Life Safety Standards

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