Inspection Program

Fire inspections are conducted for numerous reasons such as for business licenses, construction projects, and reoccurring fire and life safety inspections. Inspections are also needed for special type permits such as for special events. A Fire & Life Safety Inspection is required for all business license applications, business license renewals, and a lapse in business licenses.  Cost Recovery Fees- Initial inspection – $92/hr. & Each re-inspection – $138/hr.

IF THE BUSINESS DOES NOT PASS THE FIRST FIRE INSPECTION, ADDITIONAL RE-INSPECTIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO RE-INSPECTION FEES

Cost Recovery Fees for these inspections, will be collected via the payment link on our website. If your have questions regarding the Inspection, contact Fire Marshal Chad Stephen at (530) 577-3737. Click below to view/print a checklist to help you prepare for the necessary safety measures the Lake Valley Fire Protection District will be requesting during the inspection.

Business Licenses

Business license inspections are made initially when a new business opens for operation or relocates to a new space. These inspections are reoccurring and are to ensure the space is up to code. Please contact Fire Marshal Chad Stephen at (530) 577-3737 for any questions regarding business licenses or reoccurring fire and life safety inspections.

Construction Inspections

Fire Inspections are conducted during the life of a construction project. Most projects will require these types of inspections and are conducted by the Eldorado County Building Department. Please visit the Eldorado County Building Services link at https://www.edcgov.us/Government/building/Pages/permit.aspx. If you have further questions, please contact Fire Marshal Chad Stephen at (530) 577-3737.

Special Type Permits

Fire Inspections are also needed for special type permits such as hot work and special events. Please contact Fire Marshal Chad Stephen at (530) 577-3737 for help with these types of permits.

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