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Residential and Commercial Gates

Per Fire Safe Standards Sec 13-38, gate entrances shall be at least two feet (2') wider than the width of the traffic lane(s) serving the gate.

All gates providing access from a road to a driveway shall be located at least thirty feet (30') from the roadway and shall open to allow a vehicle to stop without obstructing traffic on the roadway.

Where a gated entrance is locked, a Knox Box or other emergency release device approved by the County Fire Chief shall be provided for emergency access.

Per California Fire Code Chapter 5, Section 506 and Fire Safe Standards Section 13-38 (c) any gate which is existing and does not have the approved Knox Box device will be required at any time to provide the approved device at the discretion of the Fire Code Official.