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Posted on: April 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Fire and Life Safety Inspection Program

The City of South Lake Tahoe recently added the position of a Fire Safety Inspector. The Fire Safety Inspector performs a variety of inspections of buildings, facilities, and special event venues for compliance with fire and life-safety codes and regulations, including building code safety requirements.

The Fire Safety Inspector will be conducting annual life and safety inspections of all existing commercial buildings, to include, but not limited to; those being used for selling merchandize, public assembly, hotels motels, and businesses.

This inspection program has begun and your business may be inspected in the near future without additional notice. Fire inspections will be scheduled loosely to include, “drop ins” (8AM – 4PM, Monday - Thursday) which will be determined based upon the discretion of the inspector.

During an annual fire and life safety inspection, a fire inspector will determine if a location meets all applicable Code requirements. Typically violations come in two varieties: violations of general fire safe practices or the lack of maintenance of (or absence of) required prescriptive building features. In the event that violations are identified and can be immediately corrected or if the violations are minor in nature, the fire prevention inspector will issue a written order to address the violations.

The Fire Safety Inspector’s office is located at the Services Center building located at 1052 Tata Lane or can be reached via email at or at (530) 542-6015. More information is available online at

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