CA Health & Safety Code Section 13114.3


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on and after January 1, 1999, no burglar bars shall be installed or maintained on any residential dwelling that is owned or leased by a public agency, unless the burglar bars meet current state and local requirements, as applicable, for burglar bars and safety release mechanisms.


As used in this section:


“Burglar bars” means security bars located on the inside or outside of a door or window of a residential dwelling.


“Public agency” means any of the following:


A state agency, department, board, or commission.


The University of California.


A local agency, including, but not limited to, a city, including a charter city, county, city and county, community redevelopment agency, housing authority, special district, or any other political subdivision of the state.


“Residential dwelling” means a house, apartment, motel, hotel, or other type of residential dwelling subject to the State Housing Law (Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 17910) of Division 13) and a manufactured home, mobilehome, and multiunit manufactured housing as defined in the Mobilehomes-Manufactured Housing Act of 1980 (Part 2 (commencing with Section 18000) of Division 13).
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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