The deadline is fast approaching for boarding home owners/operators who registered with the City prior to March 1, 2013, to install the required fire sprinkler system. Those who registered with the City have until Jan. 1, 2014, to install the fire sprinklers to meet the requirements set forth in the Boarding Homes Ordinance that was passed earlier this year.
The boarding homes ordinance requires boarding home owners and operators to maintain City fire and building codes. The ordinance also addresses other several key areas including health codes, building codes, zoning requirements and the responsibilities and requirements of boarding home owners/operators to receive and maintain permits.
The City has also established a community assistance line at (210) 207-8511, and launched an informational website, www.sanantonio.gov/boardinghomesordinance as resources for anyone seeking additional information.