Fire Permit & Safety Inspections

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In constructed buildings, we conduct maintenance inspections to help ensure that a reasonable degree of fire safety exists. Community Risk Reduction Specialists and Suppression crews conduct Fire Inspections. We partner with building and business owners to help us with this process.

What do fire inspectors look for during an annual fire inspection?

Annual fire inspections help mitigate known hazards and ensure that our community is maintained safely and acceptably per state fire, building, and property maintenance codes. Our Community Risk Reduction Specialists or Suppression Crews review proper maintenance of items such as fire protection systems, egress systems, and fire protective construction and confirm sufficient site access for Fire Department personnel. Check on the brochure below to learn more about common violations in businesses.

Printable Brochure: Fire Code for Business Owners

Inspection Checklists

Community Risk Reduction personnel and Suppression crews conduct inspections of businesses to ensure public safety and compliance with California building and fire codes. Consider selecting and reviewing the appropriate checklist below to assist you with an upcoming inspection. The checklist is designed to help you identify and eliminate common violations. Your inspector may also point out additional areas of concern.

Business Fire Safety Assessment

We encourage everyone to take fire prevention seriously. Businesses that want to be proactive can perform a self-check to help identify potential fire hazards. The above inspection checklists are a tool businesses can use to perform a self-assessment to identify items that can be corrected to mitigate risk before a problem occurs.

How often does a business get inspected? 

Permitted businesses (i.e. hot work welding, high piled combustible storage, lumber yard, liquid petroleum gas, hazardous materials, etc.) within the City of Woodland are inspected once annually during a calendar year. These inspections will be conducted by the Community Risk Reduction Division.

Businesses that do not require a specialty permit are inspected by Suppression crews on a bi-annual basis (once ever 2 calendar years). 

Heath and Safety Codes §13145 and 13146 provide the authority and responsibility to inspect. 

What needs a Fire Code Operational Permit?

The Community Risk Reduction Division of the Woodland Fire Department is charges with protecting Woodland's citizens and environment from preventable fires. This division is responsible for the inspection of sites for fire hazards and issuing fire permits.

  • Aerosol Products
  • Amusement Buildings
  • Aviation Facilities
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Systems Used In Beverage Dispensing
  • Carnivals and Fairs
  • Cellulose Nitrate Storage
  • Combustible Dust Producing Operations
  • Combustible Fiber Storage
  • Compressed Gases
  • Covered Mall
  • Cryogens
  • Dry Cleaning Plant
  • Exhibits and Trade Shows
  • Explosives / Blasting Agents
  • Fireworks Booths / Stands
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Flammable Liquids Spraying and Dipping
  • Floor Finishing
  • Fruit and Crop Ripening
  • Fumigation and Thermal Insecticide Fogging
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Production Materials
  • High Piled Combustible Storage
  • Hot Works Welding
  • Industrial Ovens / Baking and Drying
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Liquid or Gas Fueled Vehicles in Assembly Buildings
  • Lumber Yard
  • Magnesium Working
  • Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing
  • Open Flames and Candles
  • Organic Coatings
  • Places of Assembly
  • Plant Extraction Systems
  • Private Fire Hydrants
  • Pyrotechnic Special Events (*plus hourly standby rate)
  • Pyroxylin Plastics
  • Radioactive Material
  • Refrigeration Equipment
  • Repair Garage
  • Rooftop Heliports
  • Storage of Scrap Tires and Tire Byproducts
  • Temporary Tents, Canopies and Membrane Structures
  • Tire Rebuild Plants
  • Waste Handling (Wrecking Yards)
  • Wood Products

NOTE: To establish the total fire code permit fees, occupancies will initially be assessed the fire code permit that is most relevant to their operation (primary permit). Each additional applicable fire code permit will be assessed as a subsequent/ additional permit. 


If you have questions about a recent inspection, please contact the Community Risk Reduction Division at (530) 661-5857.