Code Enforcement

Southern Platte Fire Protection District enforces the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) adopted by the Board of Directors. In 1999 a partnership was developed with the City of Parkville and Platte County for each of the three entities to work together and adopt the current Fire Codes. All cities have adopted the 2018 IFC.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, the 2021 Life Safety Code, the 2018 International Building Code and other nationally recognized standards are heavily relied on by Southern Platte’s Prevention Division to support a comprehensive Community Risk Reduction program that includes enforcement of the building codes, current engineering practices, public education, and emergency response along with economic incentives. The ultimate goals are to prevent and/or control risks and protect the lives and property of our citizens and/or businesses.


The Southern Platte Fire Protection District serves a regulatory role in the district — a role that’s actually decreasing the number of fires and injuries each year.

The Southern Platte Fire’s Prevention Division perform a variety of services to include ensuring the best engineering practices, enforcement of the codes, and economic incentives to the citizens of the district and business owners.

The district also issues copies of fire reports, display fireworks permits, fireworks tent application, burn permits, and explosive and/or blasting agent storage permits to qualified individuals and companies.

Current Ordinances in Effect

The following are the Ordinances that are in effect in the entire district, even if you are in one of the City or Village boundaries.

Building Inspections

Since the Fire District holds enforcement authority for District fire codes, we perform all fire and life safety building inspections in our district.

Your course of action for scheduling an inspection depends on the type of structure you’re building — commercial or residential — and your location. If you’re building a residential structure in either unincorporated southern Platte County or Parkville, your builder will schedule your inspection with the Platte County or City. They will notify us as to the date, time, and location.

If you’re building a commercial structure in either southern Platte County or Parkville, you will need to submit permit requests to both the County or City, respectively, and the Fire District. We will inspect those facilities for fire and life-safety code requirements. Each year thereafter, you will need to have the structure re-inspected to renew your occupancy permit.

Residents of Farley and Waldron should apply directly to the Fire District for building permits and inspections on both residential and commercial structures.

Presently, Weatherby Lake, Platte Woods, and Houston Lake schedule and perform all of their own inspections, both commercial and residential. Contact your particular city with questions.

For answers to your specific inspection questions or to schedule and inspection, call Deputy Chief Dean Cull at 741-2900. When emailing for an inspection, please include, your name/builder, location of the inspection, phone number, and type of inspection needed.

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