Summit Fire & EMS’ Community Resource Division is responsible for enforcing International Fire Code regulations governing construction activity in Summit County, with the exception of The Town of Breckenridge. In addition to receiving, reviewing and conducting inspections for construction applications, the Community Resource Division also maintains a robust educational and public-outreach program that includes free car-seat inspections, juvenile-firesetter education, fire-extinguisher training, school programs, presentations to civic organizations, businesses and neighborhood groups and other activities.If you are interested in outreach or educational programs conducted by the Community Resource Division, please e-mail your inquiry to

The following procedures and regulations apply to all construction-related permit activities under the jurisdiction of Summit Fire & EMS. Check the “Downloads” box at right for up-to-date revisions, notices or specific information that may affect your permit. For any permit or application-related questions, please contact Fire Marshal Capt. Kim McDonald or Assistant Fire Marshal Dan Moroz.


Summit Fire & EMS and Red, White & Blue Fire (Breckenridge) and the towns within Summit County as well as Summit County itself have adopted the attached amendments to the 2012 International Fire Code. If you have questions or concerns over the proposed amendments, please call Fire Marshal Kim McDonald at (970) 262-5203 or reach him by e-mail at

2012 IFC AMENDMENT Analysis I

Current Codes/Policies:

  • 2012 International Fire Code and adopted Summit County Amendments
  • Current edition of: NFPA 13, 13R, 13D (Sprinkler)
  • Current edition of: NFPA 72 (Fire Alarms)
  • Summit County Fire Alarm and Extinguishing Systems Policy


  • A Fire Department Permit is required for all tenant finishes, remodels, new construction (including residential with three or more attached dwelling units), fire detection and suppression systems, and permits required by the currently adopted fire code as amended.
  • When work has been started without the receipt of a permit, the permit fee will be doubled.
  • ALL PERMITS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON at Summit Fire & EMS Station 2, 301 S. Eighth Ave., Frisco. The permit fee shall be paid at the time of submittal drop off.
  • All fire department permits shall be maintained on the site of permitted work
  • Lost permits will be subject to a reissuing fee of $25


  • The Inspection Request Line must be utilized 48 hours in advance for an official request. All other requests may not be honored. The number is: (970) 262-5215.
  • Each permitted contractor shall call in their own inspections
  • Fire sprinkler and alarm finals shall be coordinated and scheduled for the same time.
  • Any incomplete inspections will be subject to a reinspection fee.
  • Any inspection, which has not been cancelled within an appropriate time frame, will be subject to a reinspection fee.
  • Any contractor requesting an inspection must provide the necessary testing supplies.
  • NO work shall be performed without an approved set of plans.
  • All piping and wiring must be visible in order for us to do a proper inspection.
  • Certification letters are required before any system receives final approval.


  • Two sets of drawings of appropriate size (“C” size 24”x36” preferred) shall be submitted.
  • Acceptable scale is 1/8” minimum
  • Name, address, and telephone number of owner representative and installing contractor shall be furnished with drawings.
  • Name, physical and mailing address of project shall also be furnished with drawings.
  • Contractors license classification and number shall be stamped on drawings.
  • Equipment data sheets for each device must be submitted with applicable information highlighted.
  • State of Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Plan Registration Form shall accompany all sprinkler submittals.
  • All symbols are preferred to be per NFPA 170.
  • Ceiling heights and ceiling detail shall be shown.
  • Square footage shall be shown.
  • Any missing or inaccurate information may lead to the rejection of the plans and a resubmitted fee will be charged.



Application Documents

 Permit Application Checklist

Code Adoption Documents

Summit Fire Fees/Policies

Reference Documents

Permit questions? Contact: 

Fire Marshal
Capt. Kim McDonald
(970) 262-5203
Assistant Fire Marshal
Dan Moroz
(970) 262-5202
Fire Inspector
Dave Coulter
(970) 262-5207
Fire Inspector
Mark Thomson
(970) 262-5208
Fire Inspector 
Jim Farquhar


301 S. Eighth Ave.

Frisco, CO 80443

(click on address for map)

Hours: 8-12, 1-5 – M-F

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