Effective Jan. 2, the city of Battle Ground Community Development Department will issue all fire permits and conduct inspections for projects located within Battle Ground city limits. Prior to the new service, fire permitting and inspections within the city were conducted through the Clark County Fire Marshal's office.

With the addition of a fire marshal position to the city of Battle Ground, the service is now available locally. Battle Ground's first-ever Fire Marshal Chris Drone began work with Fire District 3 and the city in June of this year. The city contracts with Fire District 3 for fire and emergency services and shares the cost of the fire marshal position.

Battle Ground will provide full-service fire inspection, permit processing and plan review. Permitting includes fire extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, hazardous materials, special processes, smoke removal systems, and other fire permits.

The following services and resources are available on the city's website:

• Fire Permit Application at cityofbg.org/fire-permit

• Fire Permit Inspection Request at cityofbg.org/inspectionrequest

• Fire Safety Code Information at cityofbg.org/fire-code

Questions or concerns regarding fire permits, plans, or inspections may be directed to Fire Marshal Drone at chris.drone@cityofbg.org.

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