FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU
The Cosumnes CSD Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for providing the communities of Elk Grove and Galt with specialized prevention services related to fire, life, occupational, property, and environmental safety. Such diverse services as fire safety plan reviews and fire investigation are part of what the Bureau does to help keep our communities safe.
Cosumnes CSD Fire Department
Fire Prevention Bureau
10573 E. Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(866) 598-FIRE (toll-free)
(916) 685-6622 (fax)
To request a fire inspection, please call our inspection request hotline and leave the requested information.
(916) 405-7117 Inspection Request Hotline
OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bureau Staff Directory
GEORGE W. APPLE -- Fire Marshal -- 916-405-7120
SHEILA WOLCOTT -- Plan Intake Coordinator -- 916-405-7111
NICK GORMAN -- GIS/Mapping Technician -- 916-405-7108
BRITTANY LEMON -- Public Education Officer -- 916-405-7114
Fire Inspectors for Area 1, North of Elk Grove Blvd (Area 1)
AMBER ANDERSON -- 916-405-7105
BARBARA EASTER -- 916-405-7113
MATT FLINT -- 916-405-7128
Fire Inspectors for Area 2, South of Elk Grove Blvd (Area 2)
BRYAN CLARK -- 916-405-7104
ROBERT HAUPERT -- 916-405-7124
Plan Submittal Requirements
Two complete sets of plans are required for each plan submittal. Plans shall be stamped and wet-signed by the architect or engineer of record. The standard turnaround time for plan review of first submittals is fifteen business days. The standard turnaround time for review of second and subsequent submittals is ten business days. All plans are reviewed in the order of the date received. All plan check fees are due at the time plans are submitted for review. Download Forms
Fees and Payment Options
The Cosumnes CSD Fire Department charges various fees for a wide variety of services. You can download our plan review and inspection fee schedule in Adobe PDF format.
- Major credit cards accepted are VISA, MASTER CARD, AND DISCOVER
- Checks made payable to Cosumnes CSD Fire Department
- Cash shall be exact change
The items listed above are the only acceptable methods of payment.
Burn Permits The Cosumnes CSD Fire Department issues burn permits for those in the "open" and "limited" burn areas of Elk Grove and Galt. Area Map. The permits are $20.00 and are valid until they expire on January 1st of each calendar year regardless of the month in which the permit was purchased and issued. Permits can be requested at the fire department administration building or via the burn permit application page. If you have any questions or require additional clarification, please contact our Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau at (916) 405-7100 or (866) 598-FIRE (toll-free).
The following outlines fire and life safety requirements for fairs, carnivals, etc. Click here for the requirements. It may be necessary to submit plans to the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department for approval. Be sure to allow enough time to go through the approval process, which could take up to three weeks.
The communities of Galt and Elk Grove allow the use of Safe and Sane fireworks in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations during the Fourth of July season only. Display fireworks for large events require a permit from the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department. To dispose of Safe and Sane fireworks call (916) 405-7100 or drop by any of our eight fire stations during normal business hours. To dispose of illegal fireworks, please call the Fire Marshal, George Apple at (916) 405-7120.
Materials used on many parade floats are highly combustible and may cause a catastrophic event if precautions are not taken to mitigate the danger. The Cosumnes CSD Fire Department has established guidelines to assist the community with applying the California and Title 19 California Code of Regulation to floats during all phases of construction, decoration, and dismantling operations. Parade float guidelines are available in PDF format.
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
You must go to the Department of Social Services to obtain a Fire Safety Inspection Request Form #850. Once the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department receives the form from Social Services we will then mail you all of the RCFE's requirements for the next step in the process.
Large Family Day Care
The Cosumnes CSD Fire Department plan reviews and inspects large family day care facilities upon receipt of a Fire Safety Inspection Report #850 form from Social Services. See our requirements for Large Family Day Care Facilities.
Tents for Events
Tents are a good idea to keep people shaded, warm, and protected from other natural occurrences; however, they can also provide a natural danger. The Cosumnes CSD Fire Department regulates the use of tents in accordance with the California Fire Code and Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations for Public Safety. Contact the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department for more details. Plans may be required. Please refer to the Festivals/Carnivals/Fairs section or click here for requirements for additional regulations and information.
Although candles can be beautiful they can also be very dangerous. The California Fire Code and Title 19 California Code of Regulations prohibits the use of open-flame devices in places of assembly except as approved by the Fire Chief. Contact the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department for additional information.
The Cosumnes CSD Fire Department prides itself on our continuing effort to reduce the fire risks in Elk Grove and Galt by conducting an annual Weed Abatement Campaign each fire season. The campaign typically runs from April through October with the Notice to Abate Weeds being mailed to property owners during the month of May.
The Weed Abatement Ordinance requires parcels of 2 acres or less to have weeds cut no higher than 2 inches tall. Parcels larger than 2 acres must have a 30 foot fire break around all structures. For further details click here: Weed Abatement Guidelines.
Remember, The Cosumnes CSD Fire Department is looking to reduce the risk of fire hazards only. Although some parcels may be unsightly, it may not constitute a fire hazard. Fire hazards exist when overgrown weeds, brush, or trimmings are adjacent to, or could potentially threaten structures, such as dwellings, barns, storage buildings, stored vehicles, etc.
All complaints to the Fire Prevention Bureau must be submitted on a Weed Abatement Complaint Form or our Online Form or through the Weed Abatement Hotline at (916) 405-7115. An on-site inspection will be conducted to determine if the parcel(s) require weed abatement in order to protect nearby structures or wooden fences from fire. Due to laws prohibiting illegal searches, the Fire Prevention Bureau will not look over fences, climb fences, enter a back yard or enter a residence to confirm weed complaints. All weed violations must be visible from the street. If the site is determined to be a fire hazard, the owner/tenant is to abate the hazard by discing /mowing, providing defensible space, or cleanup of brush or trimmings.
Christmas Tree Proprietors
In an attempt to assist you with setting up your Christmas tree lot please download our informational packet outlining the following:
- Christmas tree lot requirements
- Requirements for Tents and Canopies
- Flame-retardant Requirements
- Holiday Safety informational notice for Posting
- Self-Inspection Check Off Sheet
If you need assistance, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department at (916) 405-7100.