Permits and Inspections


The purpose of the Fire Code of the City of Marshalltown is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion, or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

Whenever it is necessary to make an inspection to enforce the provisions of this code, or whenever the fire code official has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in a building or upon any premises any conditions or violations of this code which make the building or premises unsafe, dangerous or hazardous, the fire code official shall have the authority to enter the building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect or to perform the duties imposed upon the fire code official by this code.

Appeals can be made in writing to the Fire Chief and shall be based on a claim that the intent of this code or the rules as legally adopted by the City have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or an equivalent method of protection or safety is proposed. In order to hear and decide on appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the fire code official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, there is a board of appeals. The board has no authority to waive the requirements of this code.

The correction and abatement of violations of this code in a building is ultimately the responsibility of the owner. However, if an occupant creates or allows to be created, hazardous conditions in violation of this code, the occupant shall be held responsible for the abatement of such hazardous conditions.


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