Enforcement of the Columbia County Fire Prevention Code, Georgia Safety Fire commissioner's Rules and Regulations and the Georgia Accessibility Code.
We provide fire plan review, permits, and inspections on new and existing facilities and issue Certificate of Occupancies.
Fire Plan Review
Site Plan is reviewed during submittal to Engineering Services Division, Plan Review.
Building Life Safety is reviewed during submittal to Development Services Division, Building Standards.
Fire Alarm is reviewed separate from the building plan. Submit completed Fire Alarm Plans Transmittal Letter.
Fire Suppression is reviewed separate from the building plan. Please submit completed Fire Suppression Letter.
New Construction: Fire Marshal 80% and 100% inspections are required. See Required Fire Inspections Commercial for inspection types.
Scheduling New Construction: 706-447-7733 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm and have your permit number available, type of inspection needed and your contact information.
Existing Building Life Safety Inspections are performed unannounced throughout the year. A report will be left with findings.
Business Self Inspection Prepare your existing business for a fire inspection: Business Self Inspection
Certificate of Occupancy
New Construction: Issued when all phases of work are complete and have passed inspections from all applicable departments.
Existing: Remains valid unless changing occupancy, major fire or alteration to the building.
Required Fire Alarm/Sprinkler System or Exit out of service: Complete procedures noted in IFC 901, Complete Fire Watch Acknowledgement Form and Fire Watch Log. Submit forms as noted on attachments.
Fire Marshal Fees
Building Life Safety Plan Review Fees
Architect/Engineer Design (0-5,000 square feet)
Architect/Engineer Design (5,001 square feet and larger)
$0.03 per square foot
Plan NOT designed by Architect/Engineer
$0.09 per square foot
Fire Suppression and Fire Alarm Fees
Commercial Hood Suppression
Residential Type Suppression
New Construction Fire and Life Safety Inspection Fees
First Re-Inspection and each Subsequent Re-Inspection
Fire Marshal Certificate of Occupancy
New or change of occupancy
All Other Fire and Life Safety Inspection Fees
Fourth and each subsequent Re-Inspection