construction inspections

The Truckee Fire Prevention Bureau inspects the life safety components of new building construction and remodels to ensure key safety systems such as fire alarms and fire sprinklers are designed correctly and work properly at the time the building is occupied.

Along with Plan Review, construction inspection services ensure buildings under construction and those being remodeled are in accordance with the California Fire Code and other regulations.


Business Inspections


PREVENTION IS THE KEY to a safe business. We would like you to conduct your own fire safety inspection utilizing one of the following options:

Having the correct responsible name and phone number significantly helps us during an inspection. The responsible name you list needs to be a local contact.

Completed inspections can be delivered to the Truckee Fire Prevention Bureau at Station 91 during normal business hours Monday through Friday, or by email to

Your cooperation in conducting this Self Inspection will lower the chances of a fire occurring in your business. Thank you in advance for working together to keep the Tahoe/Truckee area a safe place to work and live.

Defensible space inspections

Truckee Fire Protection District offers Defensible Space Inspections as required for building permit finals and for property owners wanting to further protect their home from the threat of wildfire.

Complaints and referrals

Occasionally, we receive complaints from the public or referrals from firefighters or other regulating agencies of fire hazards within our community.  We take these complaints very seriously and send an inspector out to investigate each case.  All complaints are kept confidential; however, we do require a name and contact number to be provided at the time of complaint so the inspector can follow up should they have any additional questions.