New Construction Inspections

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.


Fire-Protection Systems Rough Inspections

Fire sprinkler rough and hydrostatic inspections are required. The fire sprinkler contractor calls LFRA to schedule rough/hydrostatic inspections, at (970) 962-2537, at least 48 hours in advance of the requested inspection time.


Final Inspections

Final inspections consisting of general construction and fire-protection systems (sprinkler, alarm, commercial kitchen suppression, flammable finish operations) must be scheduled for the same time and all contractors must be present for testing and inspecting. The general contractor is responsible for scheduling this final inspection and he/she must provide the project address and all permit numbers when requesting inspections. Inspections must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance by calling LFRA at (970) 962-2537. Contacting LFRA further in advance will allow more flexibility in scheduling for the contractor(s).

Final inspections for only fire-suppression systems (there is no associated building permit) may be scheduled by the fire-protection contractor. Inspections must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance by calling LFRA at (970) 962-2537.

All LFRA inspections must be completed and approved prior to closing the permits, in order for the applicable Building Department to issue a Certificate of Occupancy or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.