All residential and commercial construction projects located within the boundaries of the Cottonwood Fire Protection District require Fire Department review/approval prior to submittal to the Shasta County Building Department.
This includes but is not limited too, new home/buildings, remodels, additions, new barns/outbuildings/accessory dwellings (ADU), carports, porch awnings/covers, decks, solar panels, generators, propane tanks, change of use, etc.
Please reference map below to verify address is located within our boundaries, if you are still unsure, please contact our office at 530-347-4737.
Once you have confirmed your project is located within our boundaries, your may submit your plans in person Monday -Friday 9am-5pm. Our Station/Office is located at 20875 4th Street Cottonwood, CA 96022
The minimum requirements for all plan submittals, are as follows
Project located within district boundaries.
Three full plan sets minimum size 11" x 17" paper, bound or stapled.
Each plan set must contain one plot plan (Three plot plans total)
Completed plan review application, see download option below.
Once a complete plan set has been submitted, the plan review process can take up to 21 days.
After plan review completion, you will be notified by phone of the required fees due upon pickup.
(Payable by Check or Cash ONLY) Make payable to Cottonwood Fire Protection District.
Plan reviews may be expedited for an additional fee, please see fee schedule below
Expediting may not be available due to staffing, please verify availability prior to plan submittal.
INSPECTION PROCESS & SCHEDULING
Inspections are required for both the Cottonwood Fire Protection District and the Shasta County Building Department. (Separate Local Government Organizations)
These inspections are scheduled separately and inspections completed by Cottonwood Fire Protection District must be schedule and completed prior to Shasta County Building Department inspections. It is the responsibility of the owner and or contractor to coordinate these inspections as required for the progression our your project.
Multiple inspections may be required, depending on your project type, if you are unsure please verify your requirements prior to project start date.
To schedule an inspection with the Cottonwood Fire Protection District please call
530-347-4737 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. (Same day request will. not be accepted)
Inspection scheduling is per the availability of our ON-DUTY inspectors, you will be provide a Time & Date for the next available inspection.
Inspection are schedule for a specific two-hour time window, a representative must be on-site during the entire time window. (You may be charged a re-inspection fee for missed inspections)
You are required to have your approved "Stamped" set of project plans and yellow Shasta County Building Permit(s) available to the inspectors during the schedule inspection.
Failed inspections may be charged a re-inspection fee.
FIRE SPRINKLER REQUIREMENTS
The Cottonwood Fire Protection District requires fire sprinklers in all new dwellings/buildings.
New storage buildings less than 3000 sq/ft and any remodel/addition which is less than 50 % of the original square footage of building, are NOT required to be sprinklered. If you have any questions regarding exceptions please call 530-347-4737.