FIRE MARSHAL & VEGETATION

Fire Marshal Cory Smith
csmith@lakecountyfire.com
Office: 707-994-2170
Cell: 707-350-4140
Monday-Friday 8am-12pm and 1-5pm
Closed for lunch 12-1pm
The items listed below are for the most common services and fees. For a complete listing of services and fees, please refer to the Master Fee Schedule.

FIRE CODE & FEE SCHEDULE

VEGETATION COMPLAINTS & ABATEMENT

The statewide burn ban take effect May 1st each year. During the burn ban, it is illegal to burn without a CalFire Burn Exemption. 
  • Use of lawnmowers, weedeaters, chainsaws, etc. are permissable however, we recommend you use these responsibly and in the earlier part of the day to avoid the heat
  • Cooking fires are permitted
  • Camping fires are only allowed within permitted areas (i.e. permitted campgrounds)
Complaints can be filed for overgrown vegetation that may be in violation of the Fire Code. Please complete the Vegetation Complaint Form.
  • Complaints are anonymous
  • Complaints are inspected once a week
  • Violators will receive a 1st noice to abate in 30 days
  • If not remedied, violators will receive a 2nd notice to abate in 15 days
  • If not remedied, violators will receive a citation in accordance with the Fire Code

CANNABIS & HEMP PERMITTING

Please contact the Fire Marshal directly for any cannabis/hemp permitting inquiries.

FIRE SPRINKLER PLANS

Fire sprinkler plans must be reviewed and approved by the Fire Marshal. 
  • Plans can be dropped off to the station Monday-Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm 
  • There must be 3 sets of plans which include calculations
  • Residential plan fees are $0.05/sqft with a $90 minimum
  • Commerical plan fees are $0.10/sqft with a $200 minimum
  • Additional fees may apply. View the Master Fee Schedule for a complete listing of fees/services

FIRE ALARM PLANS

Fire alarm plans must be reviewed and approved by the Fire Marshal. 
  • Plans can be dropped off to the station Monday-Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm 
  • There must be 3 sets of plans
  • Plan fees are $0.10/sqft with a $200 minimum
  • Additional fees may apply. View the Master Fee Schedule for a complete listing of fees/services

SOLAR PLANS

Solar plans must be reviewed and approved by the Fire Marshal. 
  • Plans can be dropped off to the station Monday-Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm 
  • There must be 3 sets of plans
  • Residential plan fees start at $90
  • Commericial plan fees start at $180
  • Additional fees may apply. View the Master Fee Schedule for a complete listing of fees/services

MITIGATION FEES (fire fees for construction)

Fire mitigation fees are paid for all new construction or additions. They must be paid before city or county agencies will issue a building permit. 
  • Plans can be brought to the station Monday-Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm 
  • There must be 1 set of plans which have the building plan and the site plan. Hand drawn plans will only be accepted if they are neatly drawn to scale showing all measurements, setbacks, etc. The county and city building departments must accept the plans being provided. 
  • Mitigation fees are $1.00/sqft of all covered areas including covered decks, porches, carport

COMMERCIAL TENANT  IMPROVEMENT PLANS

The information included in the below Commercial Tenant Improvement Plan Review form is only to assist homeowners/architects/engineers with knowing what things the Fire Marshal will be looking at. 
Commercial Tenant Improvement Plan Review Form

OCCUPANCY INSPECTIONS

Below are fire inspection guides based on occupancy type. These can be used to assist with preparing for your inspection. Pleae refer to the Master Fee Schedule for the associated costs.

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed for lunch noon-1:00pm
Address:
14815 Olympic Drive
Clearlake, CA 95422
Contact
Phone: 707-994-2170
Fax: 707-994-4861
Email: 
office@lakecountyfire.com