Article 2. Licensing of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 12. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 2.
No person shall engage in the business of, nor perform for a
fee, the servicing, charging, or testing of portable fire
extinguishers without a license issued by the State Fire Marshal
pursuant to this chapter expressly authorizing such person to perform
Application for a license to engage in the business of, or
perform for a fee, the servicing, charging, or testing of portable
fire extinguishers shall be made in writing to the State Fire Marshal
on forms provided by him and shall be accompanied by the fees
prescribed in this chapter. A separate application for license shall
be made for each separate place of business location of the applicant
The application shall be signed by the applicant. If the
application is made by a partnership, it shall be signed by each
partner. If the application is made by a corporation or association
other than a partnership, it shall be signed by the principal officer
thereof and, in the case of applications by corporations, bear the
seal of the corporation. The application shall also include written
authorization by the applicant permitting the State Fire Marshal and
any of his properly authorized employees to enter, examine and
inspect any premises, building, room, or establishment used by the
applicant in servicing, charging, or testing portable fire
extinguishers to determine compliance with the provisions of this
chapter and the regulations and standards adopted by the State Fire
Marshal pursuant to Section 13160.
Following receipt of the properly completed application and
prescribed fees, and compliance with the provisions of this part and
the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 13160, the State Fire
Marshal shall issue a license.
Original licenses shall be valid from the date of issuance
through December 31st of the year in which issued. Thereafter, each
license shall be renewed annually and renewals thereof shall be valid
from January 1st through December 31st.
Application for renewal shall be made on or before November
1st of the year in which the current license expires. Application for
renewal shall be made in writing on forms provided by the State Fire
Marshal and shall be accompanied by the prescribed fees.
The State Fire Marshal may refuse to renew any license in
the same manner and for any reason that he is authorized pursuant to
Article 4 (commencing with Section 13185) of this chapter to deny an
original license. The applicant shall, upon such refusal, have the
same rights as are granted by Article 4 of the chapter to an
applicant for an original license which has been denied by the State
Every licensee shall notify the State Fire Marshal at his
Sacramento office in writing within 15 days of any change of his
Any advertisement of the servicing, charging, or testing of
portable fire extinguishers constitutes prima facie evidence that the
premises, business, building, room, shop, store or establishment in
or upon which it appears, or to which it refers, is a separate place
of business location.
No licensee shall conduct his licensed business or solicit
business under a name other than a name or names which appears on his
The State Fire Marshal shall without cost, annually notify
the chief fire official of each local fire authority of the name,
address and license number of each firm that is licensed pursuant to
this chapter. Upon request, single copies of such list shall be
furnished, without cost, to a licensed person.
The holder of any license shall submit such license for
inspection upon request of the State Fire Marshal, any of his
properly authorized employees, or any local fire official.
Every licensed person shall annually, within seven days of
employment and within seven days of termination of employment, report
to the State Fire Marshal at his Sacramento office, the name,
address, and certificate of registration number, if any, of every
natural person performing any act of servicing, charging, or testing
portable fire extinguishers for such licensed person.