About Services for Construction Development

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Safety Division is open for permit payments from 8-10 a.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays).

Payment Option Instructions:

    • Applicants may remit payment by credit card by calling (970) 962-2497 between 8 and 10 am Monday through Friday and pay the permit fees by phone.

    • Applicants may remit payment in person by check or credit card by coming to the Community Safety Division office between 8 and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

    • Applicants may mail a check to: Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Attn: Community Safety Division, 410 E. 5th St., Loveland, CO 80537

Once payment is received, LFRA will email the permit inspection card and the LFRA-stamped permit drawings to the applicant. The applicant is responsible for printing one copy each of the permit conditions and inspection card, and having both on site. As usual, the LFRA-stamped drawings can be on site either digitally (using a tablet or other electronic device) or in printed form.

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