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 The Kerrville Fire Marshal’s Office ensures that new and existing commercial structures and places of public assembly and access built within the City of Kerrville meet standards as outlined by the International Fire Code 2006, as well as, NFPA Standards adopted by the City of Kerrville.  

Plans are reviewed to ensure compliance and when approved permit is issued. Inspections are conducted during the construction project, and when the construction project is completed, a certificate of compliance is issued. This process is also required for the installation or modification of any Fire Protection System.

           
 

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 In November 2007, the City Council approved the adoption of the International Fire Code 2006. All new commercial and public buildings are required to be reviewed by the Kerrville Fire Marshal for compliance. All new fire protection systems are required to be submitted to the Kerrville Fire Marshal for review. All existing commercial and public buildings are inspected by the Kerrville Fire Marshal for compliance of the International Fire Code 2006. This has contributed to safer buildings, benefiting both citizens and firefighters. The Kerrville Fire Marshal completes detailed plan reviews and conducts on-site inspections. The Fire Marshal issues permits and certificates of compliance.

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The Kerrville Fire Marshal is responsible for the following activities: 

Fire Code Compliance:
The Fire Inspector conducts the necessary inspections of various buildings constructed in the City of Kerrville to ensure the structures have appropriate levels of fire resistance and public health and safety measures as required by the adopted International Fire Code.  

Fire Code Enforcement: When a violation of the International Fire Code exists and voluntary compliance measures have failed to remedy the situation, the Fire Inspector conducts the investigation of the code violation, prepares the associated civil and/or criminal case for presentation to the city attorney and/or city court.    
 

Building Plans Review: The Kerrville Fire Marshal is responsible for reviewing construction plans for commercial and public accessible buildings and multi-family dwellings. All construction plans are reviewed to ensure the proposed building meets the minimum fire and life Safety requirements of the International Fire Code 2006, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and amendments to the fire code as adopted by the City Council.

Fire Protection System Plan Review and Permitting:
The Kerrville Fire Marshal is responsible for issuing system permits for installation of required fire protection systems in new construction as well as repairs or modifications to existing systems. Each fire protection system plan is reviewed to ensure the specialized fire system meets minimum requirements of the International Fire Code 2006, NFPA and appropriate engineering specifications and standards.

City of Kerrville
701 Main Street
Kerrville, TX 78028
830-257-8000