Permits And Services

The Summit Fire & EMS Community Risk Division is responsible for enforcing International Fire Code regulations governing construction activity in the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District and the Copper Mountain Consolidated Metropolitan District. In addition to reviewing and conducting inspections for construction applications, the Community Risk Division also maintains a robust educational and public-outreach program that includes:

  • Fire rire-extinguisher training
  • Free car-seat inspections
  • Presentations to civic organizations, businesses and neighborhood groups
  • School programs
  • Free defensible-space evaluations and wildfire preparation
  • Required defensible-space inspections for new construction and additions

If you are interested in outreach or educational programs conducted by the Community Risk Division, please contact the Summit Fire Community Resource Officer.

Permits and Regulations

The following procedures and regulations apply to all construction-related permits under the jurisdiction of Summit Fire & EMS. For any permit or application-related questions, please contact Fire Marshal Capt. Kim McDonald or Deputy Fire Marshal Dan Moroz.

Summit Fire & EMS and Red, White & Blue Fire (Breckenridge) and the towns within Summit County as well as Summit County itself have adopted the 2012 International Fire Code with amendments. 

Additional codes and policies

  • Current edition of: NFPA 13, 13R, 13D (building fire sprinklers)
  • Current edition of: NFPA 72 (fire alarms)
  • Summit County Fire Alarm and Extinguishing Systems False-Alarm Policy

Permits

  • A fire-department permit is required for all:
    • Tenant finishes
    • Remodels
    • New construction (including commercial buildings and residential buildings with three or more attached dwelling units)
    • Fire detection and suppression systems
    • Other permits required by the currently adopted fire code as amended
  • When work has been started without the receipt of a permit, the permit fee will be doubled.
  • All permits must be submitted in person and the permit fee shall be paid at the time of submittal drop off at:

Summit Fire & EMS Station No. 2
301 S. Eighth Avenue
Frisco, CO 80443

  • All fire department permits shall be maintained on the site of permitted work.
  • Lost permits will be subject to a reissuing fee of $25.

Summit Fire & EMS 2018 fee schedule 

Inspections

  • The Summit Fire & EMS inspection-request line at (970) 262-5215, must be called at least 48 hours in advance for an official inspection request. Any other informal requests may not be honored. 
  • Each permitted contractor must request inspections of that contractor's specific work
  • Fire sprinkler and alarm final inspections shall be coordinated and scheduled for the same time.
  • Any incomplete inspections will be subject to a reinspection fee.
  • Cancellation of scheduled inspections within 24 hours may be subject to a reinspection fee.
  • Any contractor requesting an inspection must provide the necessary testing supplies.
  • No work shall be performed without an approved set of plans.
  • All fire-system piping and wiring must be visible for a proper inspection.
  • Certification letters are required before any system receives final approval.

Drawings

  • Two sets of drawings of appropriate size ("C" size, 24 inches by 36 inches preferred) shall be submitted.
  • Minimum acceptable scale is 1/8 inch to the foot.
  • Name, address, and telephone number of owner representative and installing contractor shall be furnished with drawings.
  • Name, physical and mailing address of project shall be furnished with drawings.
  • Contractors license classification and number shall be stamped on drawings.
  • Equipment data sheets for each device must be submitted with applicable information highlighted.
  • State of Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Plan Registration Form shall accompany all sprinkler submittals.
  • All symbols should adhere to NFPA 170.
  • Ceiling heights and ceiling detail shall be shown.
  • Square footage shall be shown.
  • Any missing or inaccurate information may lead to the rejection of the plans and a resubmittal fee may be charged.