Chapter 8.12
FIRE CODE

Sections:

8.12.010    County provisions adopted.

8.12.020    Fire hazard severity map.

8.12.030    Amendments to the Los Angeles County fire code.

8.12.040    Violation – Penalty.

8.12.010 County provisions adopted.

Except as hereinafter provided, Title 32, Fire Code, of the Los Angeles County Code, as amended and in effect on July 13, 2017, adopting the California Fire Code, 2016 Edition (California Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 9), is hereby incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth herein, and shall be known and may be cited as the fire code of the city of Palos Verdes Estates. In the event of any conflict between provisions of the California Fire Code, 2016 Edition, Title 32 of the Los Angeles County Code, or any amendment to the fire code contained in the Palos Verdes Estates Municipal Code, the provision contained in the latter listed document shall control. A copy of Title 32 of the Los Angeles County Code and the California Fire Code, 2016 Edition, has been deposited in the office of the city clerk and shall be at all times maintained by the city clerk for use and examination by the public. (Ord. 723 § 3, 2017; Ord. 710 § 2, 2014)

8.12.020 Fire hazard severity map.

The city council of the city of Palos Verdes Estates hereby designates very high fire hazard severity zones, as recommended by the Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the county of Los Angeles fire department, as designated on the map entitled “Fire Hazard Severity Zone,” which is on file in the city’s planning department. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012; Ord. 683 § 1, 2008)

8.12.030 Amendments to the Los Angeles County fire code.

A. Notwithstanding the provisions of PVEMC 8.12.010, Section 503.4 of Title 32 of the Los Angeles County Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

503.4 Obstruction to fire apparatus access roads. Fire apparatus access roads shall not be obstructed in any manner, including the parking of vehicles. The minimum widths and clearances established in Section 503.2.1 shall be maintained at all times in accordance with California Vehicle Code section 22500.1.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of PVEMC 8.12.010, Title 32 of the Los Angeles County Code is hereby amended to delete Section 503.4.1. (Ord. 701 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2012)

8.12.040 Violation – Penalty.

Every person violating any provision of Title 32, Los Angeles County Fire Code and appendices, adopted by reference by PVEMC 8.12.010, or of any permit or license granted thereunder, or any rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction thereof he or she shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars or imprisonment not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of such penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue. Each day that a violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 710 § 3, 2014)