Permits and Plan Submittals

The Westminster Fire Department requires permits and plan submittals for new construction, significant building alterations, tenant finishes, fire suppression/sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, hood systems, and other large projects that affect public safety from fire or hazardous materials. Permits are also required for special events such as block parties, carnivals, or the use of individual tents and/or canopies with sizes exceeding 400 square feet with sides. Individual tents and/or an aggregate of tents not exceeding 700 square feet without sides do not require a permit.

The Westminster Fire Department, as well as the City of Westminster Building Division, transitioned to electronic plan review and permitting. There are a variety of services that can be provided through this online program including:

  • Electronic Plan Submission
  • Application Materials
  • Review Staff Comments
  • Pay By Credit Card
  • Print Your Permits

To submit an application, please apply for a permit through our online portal.


After the construction permit has been received and the work for the permit has been completed, it will require an inspection from our Fire Department Inspector. Upon the day of your project's final inspection, the appropriate record of completion form must be finalized to submit to the fire inspector. Record of completion forms can be found below under 'Forms'. 

To schedule an inspection, please call 303-658-4551 or email

Forms, Guidelines, and Fees


The following forms will be required to submit to the fire inspector upon the completion of your final inspection of the work completed. Please complete the appropriate record of completion form for your project.  


The following documents contain the guidelines needed to complete your fire alarm and fire sprinkler work for the Westminster Fire Department. Please use the Fire Alarm System Requirements and Checklist document for your fire alarm projects and the Fire Sprinkler System Requirements and Information document for your fire sprinkler projects. Should you have any additional questions, please contact 303-658-4544


For our fee structure, we have included the base Permit Fee Schedule below. Additional use tax and plan review fees may be added based on permit type. For questions, please contact our Fire Prevention Bureau at 303-658-4500.

Fire Code

The City of Westminster currently operates under the 2016 International Fire Code, as amended, as well as the entire 2016 International Code Set. Specific amendments can be found in the link below regarding local changes to the 2016 IFC. The 2021 I-Codes will be adopted June 1, 2024.


The fire department has instituted specific enforcement policies to ensure code compliance in various areas. These include information on barbeque grills, recreational fires, tents, and more. If you have questions in regard to a specific policy pertaining to Westminster Fire Department Code and Policies, please choose from the list below or contact Fire Administration at 303-658-4500.


Have a Question?

Have a question about your project, the fire code, or other permit-related question? Call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 303-658-4500. We are here to help!