Fire Prevention Division
The Fire Prevention Division provides services focused on preventing fires, limiting fire damage, and achieving rapid emergency response for citizen and firefighter safety in the built environment.
Fire Development Services
The Redmond Fire Prevention Division issues permits that are required for new construction or remodeling that involves fire and/or life safety systems, and for a broad range of activities that involve flammable or hazardous materials.
Fire Department Fees and Forms
- 2023 Fire Fee Schedule (PDF) (Effective July 1, 2023)
- After-Hours Inspection Request or Expedited Plan Review (PDF) (Effective February 1, 2023) Use this form to request an after-hours fire inspection or an expedited fire plan review.
- Permit Extension or Reactivation Request (PDF) Use this form to request a permit extension for a permit that is nearing an expiration date or to reactivate a permit within 180 days of expiration.
Fire & Life Safety Annual Inspections
The Redmond Fire Prevention Division administers the fire and life safety maintenance inspection program for the Redmond Fire Department.
- Fire and life safety maintenance inspections are performed at all occupancies within the Redmond city limits except single family residences.
- Fire inspectors are responsible for enforcing International Fire Code (IFC) compliance and to maintain records of all activities within their inspection district.
- The IFC permit program, the business license inspection program, and the degree of hazards existing in the building shall prioritize the scheduling of inspections.
Fire Code Operational Permit Program
Fire Code Operational Permit Program (non-construction related)
The City of Redmond Fire Department (RFD) has adopted the International Fire Code (IFC) as specified in the Redmond Municipal Code (RMC) 15.06-Fire Code. The RFD permit program will be based on Section 105 of the IFC. An IFC permit constitutes permission to maintain, store, use or handle materials, or conduct processes which produce conditions hazardous to life or property. A permit also constitutes permission to install equipment used in connection with such activities. This permission shall not be construed as authority to violate, cancel, or set aside any of the provisions of this code. A permit shall not take the place of any license required by law or other governmental agency.
Operations Inspection Program
The Redmond Fire Prevention Division administers the Operations Division inspection program for the Redmond Fire Department. Inspections are performed at all occupancies not requiring International Fire Code (IFC) Permits within the Redmond city limits except single family residences. Operations inspections are typically completed by fire suppression crews.
Operational permits are required for activities that involve flammable or hazardous materials or may involve some fire hazard. The International Fire Code Table 105 offers a complete list of "permittable" activities in Redmond.
- IFC Table 105: List of activities with permit requirements (PDF)
Code Enforcement & Special Inspections
Special Inspections are intended to identify code violations or reveal unsafe situations which may present themselves during special events, peak occupancy times, or in response to a citizen complaint.