Beginning October 1, 2012, Planning & Development will begin performing inspections for selected Fire permits. Download a list of which departments are responsible for which permits. (PDF)
Both Fire permits and inspections are mandated by the Fire Code of the city of Phoenix, which is based on the ICC 2006 International Fire Code with Phoenix amendments. In addition, the Bret Tarver Sprinkler Ordinance mandates an automatic sprinkler system in defined situations. Fire inspections occur in conjunction with building inspections to assure appropriate fire and life safety installations and modifications.
Inspections can be requested by calling the area inspector directly. Area inspectors can be found on the Fire Inspections, New Construction Areas and Codes (PDF). Given the need for the contractor to be onsite during the inspection, we encourage customers to call at least 48 hours in advance to allow an appointment to be scheduled.
Appeals: When there are practical difficulties in carrying out provisions of the current code, alternate methods of compliance must be approved through an Appeals process. The Phoenix Fire Prevention Code, Section 104.6.4, allows the Fire Department to grant such appeals. Get information here on submitting an appeals application.
The Fire and Planning & Development Departments are working to make this transition as seamless as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or ideas for improvement. You can reach the Fire Protection Engineer, Bob Winters, at 602-501-1632, or the Team Leader, Mike Ornoski, 602-534-7385 or 602-501-1645.