Fire Code Operational Permit

What is it?

The Redmond Fire Department conducts Fire Life Safety inspections every 3 years for commercial buildings that do not have uses or processes that required a Fire Code Operational Permit.  A Fire Life Safety inspection is conducted annually for commercial buildings that have a use or process that requires a Fire Code Operational Permit as outlined below in accordance with Section 105.6 of the International Fire Code (IFC):

Aerosol Products; Aviation Facilities; Battery systems; Cellulose Nitrate Film; Combustible dust; Combustible fiber storage; Compressed gases; Cryogenic fluids; Dry cleaning plants; Emergency Responder Radio system; Explosives; Flammable/Combustible liquids; Fruit and crop ripening; Fumigation or thermal insecticidal fogging; Hazardous materials facility; Hazardous materials quantity; High-Piled combustible storage; HPM Facilities; Hot work; LP(propane) gas storage/handling/use/dispensing; Lumber yards and wood working plants; Magnesium working; Open flame and candles; Open flame and torches; Organic coatings manufacture; Industrial ovens; Place of Assembly; Pyroxylin plastics (Cellulose nitrate); Refrigerant equipment; Motor vehicle repair or fuel dispensing; Spraying and dipping operations; Tire; Wood products.

The uses and processes bolded above require a Fire Code Installation Permit when initially established. 

For the uses and processes specified above that do not require an initial Fire Code Installation Permit, a Fire Life Safety inspection is conducted annually. After you pay the invoice a Fire Life Safety Permit will be issued for the uses and processes you have in your business. The Redmond Fire Department will annually conduct a Fire Life Safety inspection and you will be invoiced and issued a Fire Life Safety Permit every year until the use or process is terminated.

How Much Does it Cost?

Fees are based on the type of Fire Operational Permit required as outlined in Table H of the Redmond Fire Department Fees.  After the Fire Life Safety inspection, you will be invoiced for each use or process that occurs in your business.

How Long Does It Take?

After the Fire Life Safety inspection, you will be invoiced within a week for an Annual Fire Code Permit/Fire Life Safety Permit.  Once payment is received by the RFD, you will receive your permit within 5 business day via mail or email.

Steps to Get Your Permit

 
1. RFD inspector
A RFD inspector will complete the Annual International Fire Code Permit Application during the Fire Life Safety inspection.
 
2. Invoice
You will be invoiced within a week for an Annual Fire Code Permit/Fire Life Safety Permit by the RFD.
 
3. Permit Issuance
Once payment is received by the Redmond Fire Department, you will receive your permit within 5 business day via mail or email.