Development and Construction

South Metro Fire Rescue is a special district as defined by state of Colorado that protects the citizens and guests of several cities, counties and municipalities. The Development and Construction section of our Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for plan reviews, permits and inspections for new and tenant improvement construction for the District.  

Please note that plan reviews are now 100% electronic. South Metro uses Accela for all plan review submittal.  

Submitting Plans

  •  Click Here to access the Citizen Portal, create a user profile, and submit plans for review
  • If you need assistance with the process, please view the tutorials on the Development & Construction page.

Fee Schedule

  • The SMFR Board of Directors amended the fee schedule on February 1, 2022.  Please click here to view
  • Re-inspection fees are $250
  • False Alarm fees for two or more emergency response calls due to construction-related activities are now $250

Over the Counter Plan Review

South Metro does offer expedited plan reviews for specific, smaller project which we refer to over-the-counter (OTC) reviews during the following days and times. The submittal process is still electronically via our permitting software (see above), but you will be need to click the button for OTC, which appears after the “People and Place” section.

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8:00-11:00 am 
  • Thursday: 9:00 - 11:00 am 
  • Friday: 8:00 - 11:00 am
  • Please note that during the submittal process, be sure to click the button for OTC which appears after the People and Place Section.

General Questions?

  • For general questions regarding the permitting or plan review process, please contact our permit desk at 720-989-2230. 
  1. Adopted Fire Code
  2. Building Department Requirements
  3. Code Interpretations/Applications
  4. Helpful Documents

South Metro has adopted fire code standards throughout its district.  See below for full list.


Adopted Code
Appendices Adopted
Other Amendments
Arapahoe County (Unincorporated)2015 IFCB, C, DLink
Town of Bow Mar2012 IFCB, C, D, F and I
City of Castle Pines2015 IFCB, C, DLink
City of Centennial2015 IFCB, C, DLink
City of Cherry Hills Village2015 IFCB, CLink
Douglas County (Unincorporated)2012 IFCB, CLink
Town of Foxfield2015 IFCB, C, DLink
City of Greenwood Village2012 IFCB, CLink
Jefferson County (Unincorporated)2012 IFC

City of Littleton2009 IFC

City of Lone Tree2018 IFCB, C, DLink
Town of Parker2018 IFCB, C, DLink