About Services for Construction Development
As of June 15, 2020, the LFRA Community Safety Division office is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. The building is closed Fridays due to COVID-19-related budget cuts, but CSD employees are working Fridays and are available to meet with customers. Schedule Friday appointments at least 24 hours in advance by calling (970) 962-2497.
LFRA is continuing to review and issue permits and conduct inspections for fire-protection systems and new building construction, using a process that is similar to our normal procedure. For information on how to apply for construction permits, please click here.
The goal of development review is the same for Loveland Fire Rescue Authority as it is for property owners, building designers and construction contractors: to build structures that are attractive and functional; safe for occupants and firefighters for the life of the buildings; and built in a cost-effective manner.
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority’s Community Safety Division reviews development and construction projects within three governmental jurisdictions:
- the City of Loveland
- unincorporated Larimer County in the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District
- the Town of Johnstown near Interstate 25 and US Highway 34 (Thompson River Ranch and 2534) in the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District
The development process includes approval of Planning documents, building permit drawings and Fire Protection System permit submittals. Inspections are completed during building construction and installation of fire protection systems. When the project is completed, the owner can obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from the building department.
LFRA’s plan reviewers and inspectors work closely with contractors, designers and owners, to ensure the adopted International Fire Code and NFPA standards are clear, requirements are consistent and the finished building is safe for employees and visitors.