Tahoe Douglas Fire District Announces that all New Build in Their District will be Required to have Fire Sprinklers

As of June 1st 2019, ALL new construction builds in the area will be required to have a Fire Sprinkler System as part of the construction process. This means that when submitting your plans for approval you must also have a fire sprinkler plan engineered and submitted. Currently, it only homes being built that are over 3,600 square feet.

Ordinance In 2008 

  • Douglas County commissioners last Thursday approved an ordinance requiring automatic fire-sprinkler systems in some homes within the Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District.
  • The ordinance exempts new structures less than 3,600 square feet from having to install automatic fire-sprinkler systems if the buildings meet fire-flow requirements.
  • The ordinance requires sprinklers in existing homes if an addition would increase the size of a home to more than 3,600 square feet.
  • The size requirement does not include so-called “accessory uses” such as garages, decks and covered walkways.

 

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