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Fee Schedule Lyons Fire Protection District (Download PDF)

Lyons Fire Protection district currently operates under the 1997 Uniform Fire Code and the 2006 Wildland Urban Interface Code. Building code requirements vary through the district depending on the local county or town jurisdiction. Because our district covers 3 government entities: Town of Lyons, Boulder County and Larimer County, there may be different code requirements pertaining to fire inspections.

All applicants must follow this procedure:

Any changes of use on all commercial buildings must by approved by the Fire Chief. Notifications must be sent to plans@lyonsfire.org. Businesses will not be allowed to operate without notification and approval.

Plans must be submitted in an electronic PDF format and sent to plans@lyonsfire.org. The review period for plans, including remodel, new construction, residential and commercial properties, will be 15 days starting at the date of receipt by Lyons Fire Protection District. Any questions or concerns can be emailed to plans@lyonsfire.org.

Fire inspections are based upon the 97 Uniform Fire Code. This code allows the Fire Chief to make inspections based on a possible life safety or fire hazard issue. Some examples of the types of inspections are fire protection systems, hazardous material storage and handling, excessive overload of materials in a structure, fire exits, fire door assemblies, places of assemblies, cooking hoods and assemblies, ingress and egress of roads, fire hydrants, festivals and fairs, etc.

Applicants are encouraged to read a copy of the 97 Uniform Fire Code before their project starts so they are aware of the requirements that may be necessary to follow.

Requirements for new construction outside of the Town limits:

  • Boulder County – minimum of a 2400 gallon water cistern (size may increase depending on the total square footage of the structure)
  • Larimer County – a cistern may or may not be required by the building department.

Requirements are based on use, size and location. All cisterns are required to be inspected by the Fire Chief or his/her designee.

The district also performs a variety of complimentary non-required inspections for business owners, such as egress, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire apparatus turn around areas, etc.

Once everything is complete and the final inspection is done, Lyons Fire will issue a Certificate of Compliance.

*Some permits may not be subject to Fire Department fees