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, use of tents and/or canopies exceeding 400 square feet, etc.

As of Dec. 14, 2016, 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.

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

Guidelines and Forms

The following links and guidelines should help provide the information needed from the fire department for new construction and remodeling in the City of Westminster.

Fire Code

The City of Westminster has adopted the 2015 International Fire Code, as amended, as well as the entire 2015 International Code Set. Specific amendments can be found in the link below regarding local changes to the 2015 IFC.


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 regards 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!