Burbank Soft-Story Ordinance

Burbank currently has three mandatory programs that affect commercial construction only. At this time, the ordinance affecting light wood-framed residential construction is voluntary. The requirements are located in Burbank Municipal Code Title 9, Chapter 1, Article 7.


  • 9-1-7-100 Unreinforced Masonry Buildings
  • 9-1-7-200 Reinforced Concrete & Masonry Buildings
  • 9-1-7-600 Welded Steel Moment Frame Buildings


  • 9-1-7-A300 Seismic Strengthening of Cripple Walls and Sill Plate Anchorage of Light, Wood-Frame Residential Buildings 
  • 9-1-7-A400 Earthquake Hazard Reduction in Existing Wood Frame Residential Buildings with Soft, Weak or Open Front Walls (Soft-Story) 
  • 9-1-7-A500 Earthquake Reduction in Existing Concrete and Concrete with Masonry Infill Buildings 
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