Plan Review: FAQ
Q. Where can I find a complete list of the currently adopted Fire Codes?
A. See Fire Codes.
Q. What forms do I need to submit for a permit and where can I find them?
A. The website will provide you with all the forms you need to submit drawings for review. For ease of use, many are interactive and can be filled out and printed. To determine which forms are required for your project, go to Guidelines and select your permit type. You can also review additional information about Construction, Renewable/Operational Use, Temporary, and Special Events permits.
Q. How many copies of my plan do I need to submit? Do they all need to be "wet" stamped?
A. The minimum amount of copies is three, but there are exceptions (example: high-piled storage (4), civil (2). All plans must be wet-stamped. If you have any additional questions, please submit your question here.
Q. I have turned in my plans. How long will my plan review take?
A. See Plan Review Turnaround Targets.
Q. I need my plans back ASAP! How long does it take to review my plans after I submit them?
A. See Plan Review Turnaround Targets.
Q. How do I know when my plan is ready for pickup?
A. You can see your estimated completion date and the current plan status using Construction Services Online. From the navigation on the left-hand side, select Services and then select Check Plan Status from the drop-down menu. Enter your application number, click the Plan Status button, and then click the FD PLAN TRACKING link. The online status indicates whether the plan has been assigned to a plans checker, is approved and ready for pickup, requires corrections and is ready for pickup, or has been rejected. Refer to the Plan Status Codes for more information.
Q. My plan was issued a correction letter. How do I find out why? Do I come to the Fire Department to find out the reason?
A. The correction comment sheet will be attached to the plan when it is picked up from our office.
Q. My plan needs corrections and I am out of state. How do I find out why it was issued a correction letter? What do I do?
A. Out of state customers should include a return pre-labeled / pre-paid envelope that will accommodate the size of their plan when they mail their initial submittal or they can e-mail us their FedEx / UPS account number. A correction letter / plan cannot be mailed back if outstanding fees are due.
Q. I have more than one business license. Do I need each one inspected?
A. Yes, your fire inspector will inspect all pending licenses at the business location. However, all inspections can be completed at the same time if you are ready for all of the license inspections.
Q. I am scheduled for a fire inspection but haven't heard from my inspector. What do I do?
A. Call 455-7316, dial "0", and ask the operator to look up what day your inspection is scheduled. If you are scheduled for today, the operator will transfer your call directly to your inspector. You and the inspector will decide what time to meet.
Q. I passed my fire inspection for my business license but the Business License Department states that it is not signed off in the computer. What do I do?
A. Call 455-7316, dial "0", and ask the operator to transfer your call to the inspector directly as he or she will have to sign your inspection off in the computer. Please leave them a message with your Business License number if they are unable to answer their phone. Please note, if you already had your inspection but did not pass and were asked to fix any discrepancies, you may call 455-7131 to schedule a follow-up inspection. Tell the operator that you have already been scheduled before and that you need to schedule a “follow-up” inspection
Q. I had a business license inspection but I didn't pass. I have corrected all the discrepancies and would like to reschedule. What do I do?
A. Call 455-7131 and tell the scheduler you need to reschedule your inspection. She will schedule a new date for you. Please leave the scheduler a message with your Business License number if they are unable to answer their phone.
Q. How do I schedule a fire inspection for my new business?
A. Following approval from the Zoning Department, your inspection will be scheduled at the next available opportunity. The fire inspector will call you on the day of the inspection to arrange a time to meet with you at your place of business.
Q. I have moved the location of my business and need to schedule a new fire inspection. Who do I call? What do I do first?
A. You must submit a change of location request at the Department of Business License. Update your business phone and contact name as applicable. They will provide you with the paperwork which includes the “Permit Survey Form”. This form must be completed, signed, and faxed to the Fire Department to: 702-735-0775. The Fire Department will review the form and fax it back to you. Your inspection will be scheduled at the next available opportunity. the Fire Inspector will call you on the day of the inspection to arrange a time to meet with you at your place of business.
Q. I am a contractor and need to schedule a construction fire inspection. How do I do that?
A. Refer to the inspection scheduling page for instructions to schedule your inspection over the phone, online, or to have a scheduler assist you.
Q. Where are you located?
A. 4701 W Russell Rd Las Vegas, NV 89118
Q. What are your application submittal/plan intake hours?
A. Mon thru Fri, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (excluding holidays)
Q. I have Fire permits and am moving my business. What do I need to do?
A. Permits are only good at the address to which they are issued. If you move your business to a new location - whether it's the suite next door, down the street, or across town, you will need to apply for new permits that will be issued to the new address.
Your Fire Inspector will check the address of the facility at the time of inspection. If the address was entered incorrectly by Fire Staff (wrong suite number, transposed numbers, etc.), the inspector will take the appropriate steps to have the address corrected.
If the inspection is for a renewable permit, your permit will not be signed and issued in the field if a change needs to be made. The Fire Inspector will have the address corrected and a new permit with the correct address will be issued.
If the inspection work is for any other permit type, the Fire Inspector will note the correct address on the paperwork and will have the fire department files corrected. You will not be issued a new permit.
NOTE: If the address is incorrect on the plans or due to incorrect information provided to the Fire Department, you will need to submit a revision with appropriate fees to correct the information.
Q. I have a Fire permit that has the wrong address on it. How do I get it changed?
A. Your Fire Inspector will check the address of the facility at the time of inspection. If the address was entered incorrectly (wrong suite number, transposed numbers, etc.), the inspector will make the appropriate steps to have the address corrected.
If a correction to the permit address is necessary, email Fire Prevention and ask for assistance to update an incorrect address. A revision to the approved plans with appropriate fees may be required.
Q. Where are your applications and guidelines located?
A. Our applications and guidelines are located on our website. Please note that all plan submittals will require an Accessor's Parcel Number (APN) on the application prior to applying for a Clark County Fire Department permit.
Q. I need to apply for a blasting permit. What do I do?
A. Download the Permit Application form and print the form. Check the box on the 1st column marked “Explosive Materials”. Submit the completed form with a check for the appropriate fees.
Q. I would like to speak to one of the Intake Staff. I was there this morning and I made an error. What do I do? Can I speak to one of them?
A. As the Intake Staff has face-to-face customers to take care of, please direct all calls for Intake to 455-7100 or send an email inquiry. Your message will be forwarded to the proper staff member for follow-up.
Special Events: FAQ
Q. I need to apply for a permit for a special event. How do I do this?
A. Download the permit application form and submit it with the required documentation and fees. There are different fees / requirements depending on the type of special event, size of the show, event move-in date, etc. See the Special Events page for additional information.
Renewable Permits: FAQ
Q. How do I change the billing address for my Renewable permit?
A. The facility location and the renewable permit billing address are not always the same. This is generally the case when a parent corporation receive the renewable permit notice for a satellite facility.
To change the billing address or contact informaiton, contact the Fire Department finance department by email or call 455-7122. You will need the application numbers for each permit requiring a billing address change. Make sure to include appropriate contact information!
Q. I need to renew my permit. How do I do this?
A. You may apply in person or call 455-7122 or email for assistance. Please update any changes in your profile i.e. mailing address, contact name, owner or phone number. If you purchased a company that was previously permitted, you will need to apply for a new permit under the new business/owner’s name. Permits are not transferable from one business/owner to another.
Fees and Payments: FAQ
Q. How can I determine how much the fees are and when do I have to pay them?
A. In general, six types of fees may be charged. They are: Base Permit or Service Fees; Escalating Fees; Inspection-related Fees; Expedite Fees; Late Submittal Fees; Next Day and Express Fees. Refer to general fee information or review the Permit and Service Fee Schedule for detailed fee information. If you have additional questions, email Fire Prevention Finance Staff.
Q. What is an escrow account and how do I set one up?
A. A business or individual may request an escrow account by submitting a completed Application for FD Escrow Account along with funds for deposit. These requests may be submitted by mail or in person and will be forwarded to the appropriate Fire Prevention Bureau staff for processing.
Q. I need to add money to our escrow account. What do I do?
A. You can mail or deliver a check in person to replenish your account. Please write the appropriate escrow account number on the check to ensure it is deposited into the correct account.
Q. Do you accept credit or debit cards?
A. At this time, we are not able to accept credit or debit cards.
Q. I need to request copies of any record of fire code violations at a particular Clark County address. What do I do?
A. Click here to access the appropriate request form. Please complete an application form and mail or deliver the form in person, with the appropriate fee, to process your request. The fee is $80.00 per address. Please provide the type of information you are looking for such as “fire code violations” or “underground storage permits”. Please note that paying a fee is not a guarantee that any records will be located.
Q. I need to request a copy of an incident report (fire or medical). How do I do this?
A. Click here for more information.