Automated Inspection Requests

Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention

New Construction and Fire Code Enforcement

For new construction projects, enforcement of the fire code is concurrent with enforcement of the building code, beginning when an application for a building permit is received, and concluding with a final occupancy approval.Enforcement of the fire code is conducted by Fire Prevention staff in cooperation with building and community development staff, and local fire agency representatives (when applicable - i.e. within fire protection districts) and involves the following typical activities:

  • Enforcement of the fire code is conducted by Fire Prevention staff in cooperation with building and community development staff, and local fire agency representatives (when applicable - i.e. within fire protection districts) and involves the following typical activities:
  • Pre-construction meetings
  • Customer Service Counter staffing
  • Fire Code Plan Review – new buildings/projects, environmental impact reports, subdivision applications, etc.
  • Field inspections related to new projects - access inspections, fire protection system inspections, vegetation management plans, etc
  • Vegetation Management Plan development
  • Inspections of Licensed Care Facilities upon request from California Dept. of Social Services
  • Annual and tri-annual occupancy inspections – mandated, routine and contract.
  • Parking citations where fire department access is compromised
  • Special event permit review and inspections – including Infineon Raceway
  • Citizen complaint follow-ups – including vegetation management (“weeds”)
  • Code enforcement following a Notice & Order
  • Other projects and duties as assigned
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