Adoption of Model Codes with Local Amendments including Technical and Administrative Revisions


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Adoption of Model Codes with Local Amendments including Technical and Administrative Revisions
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Parts 1-12 are commonly referred to as the “model codes”. The model codes were amended and adopted in January of this year. The State of California, as required, subsequently published the model codes on July 1, 2022.The model codes will become effective on January 1, 2023. Local jurisdictions may adopt local amendments pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 17958.7if reasonably necessary due to local conditions including: climatic, geographical, and topographical. Local amendments must be provided to the California Building Standards Commission along with findings upon adoption of the ordinance. Local amendments become effective 30 days after adoption. The ordinances represent adoption of the model codes with local amendments, as well as other technical and administrative revisions to Chapters 7, 7A,and 13 of the Sonoma County Code (SCC).

Contact Information

Richard Stabler
Agency Name
Permit Sonoma
Job Title
Senior Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061 (b)(3); 15307 and 15308
Reasons for Exemption
The ordinances are exempt under section 15061 (b)(3) of the state CEQA guidelines because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that these ordinances may have a significant effect on the environment, because the local amendments are simply amendments to existing state regulations which are already substantially in extant and in practice and required by state law and are intended to continue local regulations, improve clarity, update existing standards to reflect modern fire prevention policy and equipment requirements and ensure consistency. The ordinances are further exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines 15307 and 15308 in that the standards set forth in the ordinances are authorized by state law to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement or protection of natural resources and the environment.
County Clerk


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