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Fire Safety Inspections
Kris Rowlett
Fire Safety Inspector
1052 Tata Ln.
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

(530) 542-7428

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fire/Life Safety Inspection Program 

The City of South Lake Tahoe conducts it's fire and life safety (maintenance) inspections of all existing commercial buildings used for public assembly, educational purposes, institutions, hazardous, storage, and high rise buildings within the city. In many cases, the California Health and Safety Code (Section 13145 and Section 13146) requires fire and life safety inspections to be completed by the local fire official. These inspections provide tax payers with a cost-effective way to ensure buildings are in compliance with adopted codes and standards, lowering community-wide risk. 

The goal of the City's Fire/Life Safety Inspection Program is to "work to ensure a fire-safe future." We strive to accomplish this through working with   the community by providing education, onsite inspection, determining fire and building code compliance. This program can provides a cost-effective way to ensure buildings are in compliance with adopted codes and standards, resulting in a lower community-wide risk. 

In accordance with local City ordinances the City Council has set forth an initial inspection fee for inspection services for specific type of property. Under the same local ordinances and state law, specific properties are required to allow fire inspection. 

The fees charged for these services reflect only a portion of the true cost for providing fire prevention services; no profit is allowed to be made. 
Through the adoption of the current Master Fee Schedule (also available on the City's website) the initial inspection fee is based on a location's total square footage. 
For more information, please contact Fire Safety Inspector, Kris Rowlett at   or 530-542-7428