Do I need to contact AFPD to schedule a compliance inspection?
Compliance inspections are conducted in accordance with NFPA 1730, which identifies the inspection schedule needed for specific risk classifications. AFPD has identified individual risk classifications for each occupancy and the inspection will occur either annually, biennially, or triennially. If you need an inspection on a more frequent basis, you can contact AFPD at 303-424-3012 to request an inspection.
Do I receive a hard copy of my inspection report?
AFPD conducts compliance inspections electronically, and will email a copy of the report when it is complete to the appropriate contact listed for the occupancy. If you need a hard copy of the report you can speak to the specific inspector who did your inspection, or you can contact AFPD at 303-424-3012 and request it.
How much time do I have to correct violations that I may have?
The time given to correct violations will vary and are based on the severity and likelihood that a fire will occur. Typically, there is a 30-day period provided to correct violations.
Do I need to submit plans to be reviewed?
Reference the appropriate Contractors Guide for a list of plans that need to be reviewed. If any modification is being made to the building or fire & life safety system, plans are required to be submitted for review and permitting prior to the commencement of work.
Can I start work without a permit?
No work can begin until AFPD has reviewed, approved, the permit invoice has been paid, and the permit is posted on-site.
Can I submit a Scope of Work letter for the work I am doing?
- Fire Sprinkler Systems – if the work affects less than 10 sprinklers and not in a hydraulically remote design area, a Scope of Work letter can be provided for review. The Scope of Work letter at minimum must include a description of work that is to be done, indicate the edition of NFPA 13 utilized, and stamped by a registered fire protection engineer or NICET Level III or higher.
- Fire Alarm Systems – if the work affects less than 10 initiating and/or notification devices a Scope of Work letter can be provided for review. This Scope of Work letter at minimum must include the description of work to be done, indicate the edition of NFPA 72 utilized and be stamped by a registered fire protection engineer or a NICET Level III or higher.
Who do I contact for an inspection request?
For field inspections and testing related to plan reviews, the AFPD does not have an inspection hotline system for a next day inspection. Inspection requests are made directly with the assigned plan reviewer for the project are based upon inspector availability. The expectation is that the work is complete and ready for inspection when the inspection request is made. When a request is made, the individual inspector will schedule the inspection at their earliest available time. In most cases, 48-hour notification is appropriate.
- AFPD permit number
- Name of project
- Address of project
- Company requesting inspection
- Inspection type requested (rough, partial, final, etc.)
- On-site contact information
What is the plan review turn-around time?
Anticipate the plan review to require 15 business days; depending on the size and scope of the project, times may vary.
How much lead time is required for inspections?
The expectation is that the work is complete and ready for inspection when the inspection request is made. When a request is made, the individual inspector will schedule the inspection at their earliest available time. In most cases, 48-hour notification is appropriate.
How do I request a fire investigation report?
If you need to attain a fire investigation report, please complete the Incident Report Request form and return to AFPD. When the report is complete, it will be provided to the contact person on the form electronically via email. If the fire investigation report is not complete at the time it is requested, it will be provided to you when it is complete.
What happens if I burn without a permit?
Per the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Quality Control Commission Regulation 9 provides guidelines or open burning. Burning without a permit or burning of prohibited materials can lead to a sizable civil penalty of up to $10,000 per day. (per C.R.S. 25-7-123) GET A PERMIT BEFORE YOU BURN!
What materials are not allowed to be burned?
Tree stumps, tires, chemicals, plastic, cut lumber, construction debris, trash. Burning of these materials produces pollution that is harmful to the environment and the health of you and your neighbors!
What materials may be burned?
Untreated, natural wood (sticks and branches), leaves, dry prairie grass, slash, weeds. All burns must be performed in open piles. Burning in barrels or incinerators is not allowed.
What is agricultural burning?
Agricultural burning is the burning of water conveyance ditches and/or fields to prepare land for the planting of COMMERCIAL CROPS. Land zoned as “agricultural” does not automatically provide exemption from open burn permitting.