Applicants should contact the County Building Department or City of Placerville Building Department to verify and obtain an Administrative Permit under the Building Code. Plans will then be forwarded to the Fire District.
The El Dorado County gate regulations are found in El Dorado County Code Title 130, Article 3, Chapter 130.30.090.
This code requires "emergency access lock system (approved by the fire department) that shall consist of a padlock in series on manual gates or a key switch on automatic gates."
To purchase an approved emergency access lock system, see the info here: Knox Access.