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Do I need a permit from Fire Prevention Services
You need a permit from Fire Prevention Services if you are installing, adding to or modifying, a fire alarm system, sprinkler system, commercial kitchen hood system or for special activities such as recreational burning, tents and canopies, fireworks, blasting and open flame.

Recreational burning of any type within the city limits and in the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District (SSRFPD) requires a permit from Fire Prevention Services. This includes recreational fires in store bought fire appliances. Gas and/or charcoal barbeque grills do not require permits. The permit process allows the Fire Inspector to visually inspect the apparatus to be used for burning as well as the surrounding area. The inspection is done for safety purposes. At this time in the City, permits are only being issued for recreational burning in approved fire pits. In the SSRFPD, recreational and open burning is allowed with appropriate permits. Also, once a permit is issued it can be revoked if you are burning outside the scope of your permit and/or in an unsafe manner. A $25.00 permit fee applies and the permit is good for a 6 month period from the date of issuance.

Tents over 400 square feet commercial use within the city limits and in the SSRFPD require a permit and inspection from Fire Prevention Services. The permit fee varies based on the size of the tent or canopy.

You can look at the 2009 International Fire Code Adoption to learn more about permit fees.

Other activities performed within city limits and in the SSRFPD that require permits are fireworks (display and/or retail), and explosives or blasting.

You can look at and download the aforementioned permits and additional forms by clicking on our “Downloadable Permits and Forms” page in this website.

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1. How often will a fire inspector show up to perform and inspection
2. Do I need a permit from Fire Prevention Services
3. Where do I go to get a permit?
4. What are the permit fees?
5. How do I schedule an inspection?
6. Is my building permit from the Building Department the same as a fire permit?
7. What are your policies regarding plans and permit submittals and building permit applications?
8. What is an approved fire pit?