The City of San Diego adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) as amended by the State of California and published as the 2019 California Fire Code (CFC) on July 1, 2019. The regulations contained within the 2019 CFC took effect 180 days after publication on January 1, 2020. Local Amendments to the 2019 edition of the California Fire Code are published in Chapter 5, Article 11, Division 1 - 83 of the Municipal Code.
California plans to adopt the 2021 IFC which will be published as the 2022 California Fire Code on July 1, 2022. These regulations will take effect 180 days after the publication date on January 1, 2023.