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MAMMOTH LAKES FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

PREVENTION DIVISION

The Fire Prevention Division provides a full range of services encompassing community education and preparedness, fire prevention, code enforcement, fire inspections, and plan check services of new and tenant improvement construction projects. The division is focused on the prevention of the loss of life and property and damage to the environment through education, enforcement, and preparedness. This is achieved through plan review and fire and life safety inspections for new construction, existing buildings, fire protection systems, special events, pyrotechnics, and special hazards.  We are committed to providing the highest level of service and expertise in partnership with our community.

Permits - When are they required?

According to the California Building Standards Code, no building or structure may be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been obtained from the building official.  Code requirements vary in different cities, counties, around the state.  Local districts or jurisdictional may have more restrictive requirements than the state.  Building permits are needed in all new construction projects and most renovation projects in the state of California.  The Fire Department must review permit plans to ensure they comply with local requirements and state codes.

Examples include:  New homes and buildings,  room additions,  Enclosures and carports, garage conversions, fire alarm systems (Installation and Modifications),  fire sprinkler systems (Installation and Modifications),  Fireplaces, fireplace inserts, and propane are permitted through TOML.

Interwest Consulting Group - Third Party Plan Reviews
Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District (MLFPD) contracts out to Interwest Consulting Group for all fire and life safety plan reviews.  It may take up to 14 days for a plan review turn around.  MLFPD conducts separate plan reviews than the Town of Mammoth Lakes and needs to be submitted directly through our permitting and inspection portal - https://www.tylertech.com/products/fire-prevention-mobile

Deferral Policy

All projects must submit plan reviews as a complete package.  Fire Sprinklers and Fire Alarm plan reviews deferrals are not accepted. They must be submitted as a complete package with applications submitted respectively by the type of project.

Inspections

Inspections can be made through the Tyler Technology portal at:  https://www.tylertech.com/products/fire-prevention-mobile

Permits issued before 2023 - E-mail prevention@mlfd.ca.gov to get the information transferred to the new permitting system.
*****  Five business days is required for inspection requests.   ***
Permits are valid for one year from date of issuance and need to be renewed prior to the expiration date.  Expired permits will need to be resubmitted through our Tyler Technology Fire Prevention Mobile Permitting and Inspection System at:  https://www.tylertech.com/products/fire-prevention-mobile.
NOTE: If you are not permitted through the Tyler Technology Fire Prevention Mobile, you will not be able to request an inspection.

SEARCH CAL FIRE BUILDING LISTINGS

The State Fire Marshal's Building Materials Listing Program (BML) was initially established to mandate approval and listing of fire alarm systems and devices before their sale or marketing in the state. Over time, it expanded to include various materials, such as roof coverings, wall assemblies, hardware, and more. Product approval involves rigorous testing, and companies must utilize SFM accredited laboratories for testing to list products in California. The SFM listing service provides essential information to building authorities, architects, engineers, contractors, and the fire service.

Permitting and Inspections

All permit (plan review) and inspections must go through our Tyler Technology Fire Prevention Mobile Website at:  https://www.tylertech.com/products/fire-prevention-mobile.    MLFPD does not accept over the counter, phone requests, or email submittals.
Permits are valid for one year after issuance.  If the you need to renew your permit, please email us at prevention@mlfd.ca.gov.  If your permit is expired, you will need to resubmit the plans through our portal at:  https://www.tylertech.com/products/fire-prevention-mobile.
The builder/contractor is responsible for following all codes and amendments identified in the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District's Ordinance No. 2022-01.
REQUESTING INSPECTIONS WITH MULTIPLE CONTRACTORS OR CHANGE OF PROJECT MANAGER
(For example: Architect to contractor/sub-constructor or homeowner).
If you are not the applicant on record for the the job and want someone different to request inspections, you will need to create an account, add, or switch the contractor for that job.

Powerpoint on How to Apply for a Permit

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Did you know that if a fire starts in your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape? During a fire, early warning from a working smoke alarm plus a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives. Download a fire escape plan provided in Spanish and English from the American Red Cross.
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PREVENTION STARTS AT HOME

Fire departments in the United States respond to a home fire every 86 seconds. That's over 1,000 fires a day. Home fires can occur for a variety of reasons, but many are preventable. Keep your family and your home safe with some basic fire safety preparation and prevention. Check out these safety tips to prevent house fires.

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