COVID-19 Update As of March 17, 2020, the City of Richmond is suspending non-essential activities in line with the County's shelter in place order.
Plan review approvals for plans submitted before 3/16/20 will be done via email. To submit new plans, view the temporary procedure here.
Completed plans are available for pick-up by appointment only. Inspections will not occur except for allowed activities under the County's shelter in place order.
To make an appointment to submit or pick up plans, please call Debra Holter at 510-307-8038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For urgent inquiries or information, please contact Fire Marshal Eric Govan at 510-469-3231.
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The Fire Prevention Services Division exists to promote and develop:
Personnel assigned to the Fire Prevention Services Division provide ongoing public education programs, perform fire and safety inspections, and issue fire code permits. They also investigate the cause and origin of fires, and approve building plans and transportation requests for hazardous materials.
To rigorously enforce all laws, ordinances and regulations of the city and state relative to fire and life safety
Provide public fire prevention and life safety education and information programs in the schools and community
Conduct timely and effective fire safety plan reviews, inspection of new construction and equipment ensuring fire safety standards
To reduce undesirable fires by investigating cause and origin and, when necessary, prosecute those criminally responsible
To coordinate fire company oriented building and fire code enforcement programs. The objective is to maintain all occupancies in full code compliance