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Interim Community Risk Reduction(CRR)/Fire Prevention Operations Due to COVID-19

Please find updated information on how the CRR Division is managing fire plan checks, permits and inspections below.

Updated: 3/24/2020

Plan Check Submittals

Complete the Fire Plan Check Submittal Application online or there will be applications available at the drop off bin on the 2nd floor of City Hall outside of the Community Risk Reduction/Fire doors.  The bin is labeled Plan Check Drop Off. Plans can be dropped off between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., except on City Hall closed Fridays.

Plan Check Correction Pick-up

Contact Community Risk Reduction/Fire at (310) 253-5825 to coordinate a date to pick up the plans.  We will place the plans in the pick-up bin labeled “Correction Plan Pick Up” on the 2nd floor of City Hall outside of the Community Risk Reduction/Fire doors. The plans will be labeled with the plan check number and property address.

Approved Plan Check for Permit Issuance

  1. Community Risk Reduction/Fire will send the invoice with a one-time credit card authorization form via email or fax.
  2. Send the completed one-time credit card authorization form with a copy of the signee's valid picture I.D. via email or fax it to (310) 253-5937.
  3. Once the payment has been processed you will receive a copy of the receipt of payment and the issued permit.
  4. The issued permit must be signed by the contractor, property owner as owner/builder, or agent for the contractor or property owner. Send the signed permit to fire.prevention@culvercity.org or fax it to (310) 253-5824.
  5. Once Community Risk Reduction/Fire receives the signed permit, we will contact you to coordinate a time to pick-up the plans from the “Issued Plans” bin on the 2nd floor of City Hall outside of the Community Risk Reduction/Fire doors.

Over the Counter Permits (does not include plan review)

  1. Title 19 Permits can be handled over the phone or via email.
  2. Once the permit information has been processed, you will receive an invoice with a one-time credit card authorization form.
  3. Send the completed one-time credit card authorization form with a copy of the signee's valid picture I.D. via email or fax it to (310) 253-5937.
  4. Once the payment has been processed, you will receive a copy of the receipt of payment and the issued permit.
  5. The issued permit must be signed by the contractor or agent for the contractor.Send the signed permit via email or fax it to (310) 253-5837.

Field Inspections

All field inspections will be conducted via video call (e.g., FaceTime).

About CRR

The Community Risk Reduction Division is responsible for maintaining a reasonable level of protection of life and property from the hazards created by fire, explosion, and hazardous materials. This is accomplished by conducting field inspections to ensure California Fire Code (as amended by the Culver City Municipal Code Chapter 9.02) compliance at businesses, apartment buildings, schools, and public assemblies.  In addition, the Division inspects all businesses that use or store hazardous materials, conducts plan reviews and inspections of new construction, tenant improvements, and automatic fire protection systems. The Community Risk Reduction Division also issues business regulatory permits designed to reduce hazardous conditions and conducts fire origin and cause investigations to determine the cause of a fire.