Skip to Content

Explore: Sonoma County

Accessibility Assistance | Resize Text: decrease font size increase font size reset
Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services logoCounty of Sonoma Fire and Emergency Services DepartmentSonoma County Seal

Licensed Care Facilities

SONOMA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FIRE SERVICES
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

PURPOSE

To establish a consistent means of providing fire safety inspections for large residential day care facilities.

POLICY

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.

Definition

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.

Guidelines

Download Acrobat Reader HereThese documents are saved in Adobe Acrobat Format. If you do not own a copy of Acrobat Reader, you may Visit our page to download Acrobat Reader.

Top of Page