To establish a consistent means of providing fire safety inspections for large residential day care facilities.
It shall be the policy of the Sonoma County Department of Emergency
Services to conduct fire inspections for new and existing Large
Family Day Care facilities according to the California Fire Code,
California Building Code
and Title 19.
Inspections for new Large Family Day Care facilities shall include an inspection by a P.R.M.D. Building Inspector.
Inspection fees shall be collected per the Fee Ordinance and according to Department policy.
Day Care Home, Large Family, is a provider's own home licensed to provide care for periods less than 24 hours per day for seven to twelve persons, including children under the age of ten who reside at the home.
These occupancies are classified by the Building Code as an R occupancy. Specific requirements relating to exiting and other life safety issues are found as State amendments to the Building Code. Facilities are licensed by the State Community Care Licensing Board.
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