A property owner or owner's authorized agent who intends to conduct an operation or business, or install or modify systems and equipment regulated by the Denver Fire Code, or to cause any such work to be performed, shall first make application to the FIRE CODE OFFICIAL and obtain the required permit. A Construction Permit allows the applicant to install or modify systems and equipment for which a permit is required.
For OPERATIONAL Permits please see Fire Safety Operational Permits.
Notice to building owners and contractors: IFC 912.4.1
*Notice to building owners and contractors:
Per IFC 912.4.1 Locking fire department connection caps. To prevent vandalism & theft, locking connection caps protecting the inlet and swivel shall be provided and compatible with DFD key box keys or as approved by the fire code official.
This will take effect for all new buildings effective January 1, 2019
This will take effect for all existing buildings January 1, 2020 (with the COVID situation….this date has been extended to June 1, 2021 unless vandalism or tampering situations at specific sites create an immediate need)
When enforcement is required where the fire official determines either the need for maintenance or flushing of a fire protections system due to vandalism, theft or other reasonable cause a locking cap will be required immediately.
Where Building Owners wish to protect wet standpipe outlets, Denver knox caps may be installed in accordance with NFPA 14. Manual dry standpipe systems are already required to afford locking knox caps at oultets per IFC 905.11 (2019 Amendments).
RECALL NOTICE - FIRE HAZARD
Please see the following Consumer Product Safety Commission information related to Edwards Mechanical Heat Detector recall:
If you are planning . . .
a multi-family or commercial construction project
Denver Development Services website
a single-family residence or small project
to install life-safety systems (fire alarm, fire sprinklers, smoke detection, carbon monoxide detection, smoke control, emergency communications systems, etc.) that are not part of a larger, overall construction project
If you would like to discuss specific issues or design questions about your project with our Plan Review personnel before submitting formal plans
Denver Fire Department Fire Protection Engineers and uniformed firefighters in the plan review unit review:
They are also equipped to prepare recommendations or consult with individuals involved in building construction, remodeling or renovations. They contribute a high level of technical ability to the plan review process, interpretations, consultations, and the preparation of recommendations for a broad range of complex fire protection problems, and their expertise is recognized by architects, engineers, builders, and other professionals involved in the building process.
PLEASE NOTE: Inspections and fire systems tests that occur outside of normal business hours must be cancelled within one business day (24 hours) from the start time of the inspection or test.
Any cancellations outside of this timeframe will be assessed the applicable fees. If the inspection or test occurs, and fails, the normal re-inspection fee schedule ($300 first re-inspect, $500 all subsequent re-inspections) will be assessed in addition to the applicable fees for outside of normal hour testing. All cancelled tests will be rescheduled by calling the testing line.
Fees for construction-related Services
Fire Prevention has fees in place for two construction-related services:
Both fees can be avoided by a contractor’s diligent preparation (i.e., pre-testing systems) and scheduling of all inspections and testing during normal business hours.
CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) SYSTEMS USED IN BEVERAGE DISPENSING APPLICATIONS POLICY
Please see the CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) Beverage Dispensing Applications Policy here:
For permitting questions regarding Inert Gas Systems including Carbon Dioxide (CO2) beverage, CO2 industrial and Nitrogen (N2) systems please contact:
Fire Code Questions: FireCodeQuestions@denvergov.org or
Flammables Group: firstname.lastname@example.org