About Services for Construction Development

As of March 18, 2020, the LFRA Community Safety Division office is closed to the public. However, LFRA will continue 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. This process is temporary but will be in place until further notice.

For information on this temporary process, 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.

Battalion Chief Carie Dann
Deputy Fire Marshal

(970) 962-2518