New Construction Inspections

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.

Underground Fire Service Line Inspections

LFRA performs State of Colorado-mandated inspections of underground fire sprinkler lines. When possible, LFRA will coordinate these inspections with the jurisdictional water district. To schedule an LFRA inspection, call 970-962-2537 at least 48 hours in advance.

Individuals or companies installing underground fire lines are required to be registered with the State of Colorado as “Fire Suppression System Contractor-Underground.” Program Rules and Contractor Qualifications and license application information may be found here: https://dfpc.colorado.gov/fire-suppression-system-contractors .  

A Contractor’s Material and Test Certificate for Underground Piping must be completed with all test results documented, and copies provided by the contractor to the owner and certified Fire Inspector from LFRA. The Contractor’s Material and Test Certificate for Underground Piping maybe be found in NFPA 13 (2022 edition) Figure 6.10.1.1 and NFPA 24 (2022 edition) Figure 10.10.1.1. A fillable copy of the Material and Test Certificate can be accessed here on the LFRA website: https://lfra.org/wp-content/uploads/Underground-Fire-Line-Certification-Form-Fillable.pdf

Additional information will be forthcoming. 

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.