This program utilizes the members of the Life Safety Division to review and inspect International Fire Code Construction Permits, as adopted and amended by the Bellingham Municipal Code, Chapter 17.20. Plan review, inspections, and final acceptance are conducted by ICC Certified Inspectors.
In 2009 there were 637 Fire Construction Permits Reviewed and 949 Inspections conducted. 2010 brings a substantial overhaul to the program with service categories increased from 4 to 15.
Effective January 1, 2011, application submittal and permit issuance will be provided at the new Fire permit counter located at Fire Department Main Office. In addition, completeness checklists will be published to identify the required information for a complete application submittal. This will reduce delays and get permits processed faster.