Fire Prevention Bureau

Plans Reviews/Inspections


Plans reviews and new construction inspections are conducted by the Assistant Fire Marshals for the cities of Carnation, Issaquah, North Bend, and Sammamish. Within these cities, annual fire safety inspections are conducted by the local engine companies.


Inspection Requests

Access the inspection request document (PDF) and then follow the instructions to submit the request via email. Please allow 48 hours after your submission for your inspection.


Mission Statement


To prevent loss of life and property caused by fire and/or explosions, to enforce the provisions of legally adopted fire codes, ordinances and nationally recognized standards. Fire Prevention includes all fire service activity that reduces the threat of fire. The Fire Prevention Bureau focuses on plans review and inspections, which include engineering and code enforcement, and public fire safety education.

Businesses & Family Developments


High profile businesses and family developments now reside in EF&R's service area: Microsoft, Boeing, Costco, Issaquah Highlands, Nintendo, Genie Lift, and several large senior housing complexes represent the many commercial and residential developments rising up within the 190 square miles of EF&R.


Expanded Services


EF&R services expanded in 2012 under an inter-local agreement with King County to include inspections and issuance of Annual Operating Permits in unincorporated King County. This work is done by the Assistant Fire Marshals.