Life Safety Bureau

Plan review and permits are now 100% electronic. Please click Electronic Plan Submittal to reach the Citizen Access page to create your user profile and submit plans for review.


Hours for Submittal
8:00-11:00 a.m. Monday-Wednesday
9:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday
8:00-11:00 a.m. Friday
  Note: During the submittal process click the button for OTC which is found after the People and Places section. 

Electronic Submittal Instructions

Fee Schedule

The SMFR Board of Directors adopted a new fee schedule which goes into effect March 1, 2017.  Please click here to view.

Until March 1, 2017, please click here to view the fee schedule in effect since January 1, 2016.




  • Re-inspection fees are now $250.00.

  • False Alarm fees for two or more emergency response calls due to construction-related activities are now $250.00.


Professional Certifications

The Life Safety Bureau staff maintains a high level of professional certifications, including International Fire Code inspectors, fire suppression system inspectors, International Building Code plan reviewers, medical gas inspectors, certified fire investigators, hazardous materials specialists, and a fire protection specialist.

Bureau Sections

Developers and contractors with projects in the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority service area work with the Life Safety Bureau to ensure those projects meet current fire safety requirements. The bureau is divided into three sections: Code Compliance, Development & Construction and Fire Investigation.  Bureau staff perform new construction plan reviews and construction site inspections, fire code compliance inspections in existing commercial buildings, as well as investigations into the cause of fires.

Contact Us

  1. Anthony Valdez
    Fire Marshal

    Rich Conroy
    Deputy Fire Marshal

    Craig Denhard
    Section Supervisor

    Michelle Herian
    Section Supervisor
    Development & Construction

    Mike Williams
    Section Supervisor
    Code Compliance