The Fire Prevention Bureau works to reduce fires in the community and increase the safety of Lafayette citizens through fire investigation, business inspections, review of new construction, review and inspection of fire protection systems, regulation of hazardous materials storage/use/handling.
Plan Submittal, Fire Codes and Policies, Permits
Plans - must be submitted for new construction, significant building alterations, tenant finish, fire suppression/sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, hoods and other large projects that affect public safety from fire or hazardous materials.
Permits - are necessary for things like tents and canopies over 400 sq. feet, underground or above-ground storage tanks, pyrotechnics, and open burning. Download permit application.
Every business in Lafayette is inspected on an annual or semi-annual basis. These inspections are conducted by our firefighters. The department is dedicated to providing assistance to business owners and operators to maintain the operations in a fire-safe condition.
Annual Inspections - Businesses that have a higher risk for fires will be inspected by the fire department personnel annually.