Schedule an Inspection

Plan Review & Permitting are 100% Electronic

 Beginning December 15th, 2014, only applications and plans submitted electronically will be accepted for review.

Benefits Include:

  • Upload plans from your desktop, laptop or mobile devide
  • No more trips to our office
  • Pay fees, print permit cards and print approved plan sets from your home or office
  • Schedule inspections and track the progression of your job online

Fee Schedule

 The SMFRA Board of Directors has adopted a new fee schedule effective March 1, 2017.
Until March 1, 2017, please click here to view the fee schedule in effective since Jan. 1, 2016.

NOTE: This page is for requesting construction inspections or inspections that are tied to existing permits only. To schedule a general life safety inspection of your premises, please contact an inspector directly.

Requesting an Inspection

 Inspection requests for permits obtained on line need to be scheduled on line in the electronic plan review and permitting software.  Log in with your User ID and Password, search for the record (permit), and choose Inspections from the summary page.
 All requests for inspection received in by 3 p.m. on weekdays will be scheduled for inspection the next business day, unless requested for a specific future date.  Inspection requests received after 3 p.m. will be scheduled for the second business day following the request.

Fire Inspections

Our new construction fire inspectors understand that your time is just as valuable as theirs. Once the inspections have been assigned to a fire inspector for the day, the fire inspector will call the contact listed for the inspection to schedule a time for the inspection to be conducted.

Rough Inspections

Several permits issued by South Metro Fire Rescue require that rough inspections be completed prior to final inspections being scheduled. These permits are as follows.

Fire Alarm System

A rough inspection shall be scheduled to inspect fire alarm wiring and to ensure proper device placement.  Most building departments will also conduct a rough wire inspection.  The electrical inspector for the building department will be assuring correct wiring methods.  South Metro Fire Rescue will be assuring that correct wire type and size have been installed.

Fire Sprinkler System

A rough inspection of fire sprinkler piping, sprinkler head locations, and hydrostatic testing shall be scheduled prior to exposed pipe being covered in any way. Where solvent cement is used as the pipe and fittings bonding agent, sprinklers shall not be installed in the fittings prior to the fittings being cemented in place. South Metro Fire Rescue Authority will require the following procedure on all CPVC sprinkler systems:

  • A rough inspection shall occur, without sprinkler heads, of all piping and fittings including the threaded head adapters.
  • Once the rough inspection of the open ended pipe has been approved, the sprinklers shall be installed and a hydrostatic test conducted.

Underground Fire Line

A rough inspection of the underground fire line shall be scheduled to ensure proper line placement, adequate joint protection, thrust block installation (if applicable) and bedding depth. This inspection shall be scheduled in conjunction with the required hydrostatic testing of the fire line.

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