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The program has three simple goals:
1. To accomplish safety and code compliance through awareness and education.2. Strive for cooperation and reasonable compliance.3. To empower building owners/managers to maintain fire safe buildings for their employees and the public alike.
You can expect a fire inspector to perform fire code inspections for a liquor license or marijuana license annually. Fire code inspections for any other commercial building will be done by request, complaint or as manpower allows. To help you understand the items Fire Prevention Services is looking for, we have prepared a Pre-Inspection Guideline.
The form that the fire inspector will use at the time of inspection is a Fire Code Inspection Report. You will be given a copy to retain for your records. We have also created a list of Common Violations and the fire codes they pertain to.
You can view and download these and additional forms under the "Downloadable Permits and Forms" page in this website.
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.
Permits can be obtained at Fire Prevention Services at the Mountain Fire Station located at 2600 Pine Grove Road, Steamboat Springs or downloaded from the website. Permits will be reviewed and approved by Fire Prevention Services. For more information contact Fire Technician, Shannon Yaconiello at 970.871.8216 or email Shannon Yaconiello. You can look at and download Permit forms by clicking on “Downloadable Permits and Forms” page in this website.
View the permit fee schedule.
Special activity permit fees are based upon the activity.
View the special activity permit fee schedule.
You can view and download these fee schedules and additional documents under the “Downloadable Permits and Forms” section of this website.
Please note that inspections require 48 hours advance notice. More complex inspections that will take more than 2 hours will require one week advance notice. Inspections are performed on a first come, first served basis, however, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests.
When requesting an inspection by e-mail or telephone you will need to provide your company's name, a contact person and phone number, the job name, your fire prevention permit number, the type of inspection requested and the dates you are requesting.
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You can look at and download these and additional forms by clicking on our “Downloadable Permits and Forms” page in this website.
1. Pit must be buried at least 8 inches deep in the ground.2. Diameter of the pit shall be no more than 3 feet.3. Must be constructed of brick, concrete or steel. Rock is accepted as long as there is not an air gap between the rocks. The gaps must be filled with concrete.4. A lip of 6 inches must be above ground using any of the construction materials listed above.
1. Fire pits must be inspected by Fire Prevention Services after construction is complete and prior to burning.2. Download a fire pit permit in the “Forms” section of this website and see what the inspector will be looking for.
1. Routt County Dispatch should be notified by calling (970) 879-1110 before and after each burn.
An alternative to building your own fire/barbecue pit is to purchase an approved fire ring or fire pit.
An arena will usually use either tempered glass or plexiglass (acrylic) for their dasher board glass. The tempered glass is much heavier and more resistant to scratches. However when it breaks, it will shatter into thousands of pieces. The plexiglass is much lighter and is more subject to scratches but when it starts to break will first form tiny cracks. Eventually a piece might break off but there will not be the shattering as in tempered glass.
Each car is battery powered and contains small wheels on the bottom of the car that allow it to drive over the ice surface. The car is controlled by two handles on each side and allow the driver to move the car, forwards, backwards, sideways or perform a 360 degree rapid spin! The cars are all controlled by a remote control from the staff member in charge.
The ”use” or “zoning” listed on the Assessor website is often incorrect and it’s best to verify before building. Interactive Map
A “setback” is a limitation on site development which generally requires a building, structure, or other item to be placed at a specific distance from a property line. Sometimes certain items, like landscaping or snow storage, may need to be located in a setback to manage impacts to adjacent property owners.
An “easement” is a portion of the property reserved by agreement by the Property owner that allows access on or through the property. Generally, an easement is specific, allowing access to specific entities or for a specific reason. Common types are utility, drainage, or access easements. Utility easements can be for electrical, gas, water, sewer, cable or telephone lines, whether they are installed above grade, on grade, or below grade. Access easements can contain roads or driveways and may allow emergency vehicles, private parties, or the public access to a property or across a property.
In general, you cannot build anything in an easement, and you may, sometimes and with limitations, encroach or build into a setback.
To determine if you can have a secondary unit, you’ll need to know the square footage of your lot as well as your zone district. Each residential zone district has a minimum lot size required for a single family home + secondary unit. If you have the required amount of square footage, you can build a secondary unit.
In Steamboat, a secondary unit can be a maximum of 650 square feet and may not be rented out on a nightly basis.
The new Sharrow is different – it is an awareness tool on narrower roads where bikes and other vehicles must share the same space. Motorists drive in the travel lane over the symbol. The mark is simply a reminder to be alert for the potential presence of cyclists.
Complete the sales tax application and submit with a copy of the owner's driver's license and $50.00 application fee.
File online at www.xpressbillpay.com or complete a paper return.