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Residential Care Facility Occupancy Permits/Certificates of Occupancy Issued under Fire & Panic Regulations and the Uniform Construction Code

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Building
Code
Building Code
Effective Date
Code
Classification
No. of Residents
No. of Residents
Allowed Who Are
Incapable of
Self-Preservation
F & P Regulation Prior to 4/9/04 C-1   4 or more 1 or more
F & P Regulation 4/25/81 to 4/9/04 C-2 LP   9 or more None
F & P Regulation 4/25/81 to 4/9/04 C-3 SP   4 through 8 None
F & P Regulation Prior to 4/25/81

Special Occupancy Boarding Home

  1 or more None
 
UCC
(2003 IBC*)
4/9/04 to 12/30/06 R-3 1 through 5 5 or fewer
UCC
(2003 IBC)
4/9/04 to 12/30/06 R-4

6 through 16

5 or fewer
UCC
(2003 IBC)
4/9/04 to 12/30/06 I-1 17 or more None
UCC
(2003 IBC)
4/9/04 to 12/30/06 I-2 6 or more 6 or more
 
UCC
(2006 IBC)
12/31/06 to 12/30/09 R-3 1 through 5 5 or fewer
UCC
(2006 IBC)
12/31/06 to 12/30/09 R-4 6 through 16 None
UCC
(2006 IBC)
12/31/06 to 12/30/09 I-1 17 or more None
UCC
(2006 IBC)
12/31/06 to 12/30/09 I-2 6 or more 1 or more
 
UCC
(2009 IBC)
12/31/09 forward R-3 1 through 5 None
UCC
(2009 IBC)
12/31/09 forward R-4 6 through 16 None
UCC
(2009 IBC)
12/31/09 forward I-1 17 or more None
UCC
(2009 IBC)
12/31/09 forward I-2 1 or more 1 or more

* Under the UCC "incapable of self-preservation" is defined as incapable of responding to an emergency situation without physical assistance from staff.

* IBC = International Building Code

Issued July 2010