Why do we perform Annual Fire Inspections in our community?
The Annual Fire Inspection Program is to reduce the risk in the community by applying Fire Code Standards to non-residential structures, residential structures over three units on a parcel, and developments in the community. The goal is to prevent fires, and loss of life and protect the environment through education and enforcement.

What is the New Electronic Fire Inspection Program?
In January 2021 the Montebello Fire Department will be deploying an electronic fire inspection program. This program will increase our efficiency with filling out forms and emailing results in a matter of minutes. Allowing our customers to communicate with us through email and have the ability to pay online immediately after the inspection. It will also protect the environment by reducing the use of paper and reducing waste.

Why are there fees associated with the fire inspection program?
This fee study was approved by City Council and recognized as resolution 18-50A. This fee resolution can be reviewed at the City Clerk’s Office, Montebello City Hall

How can I view my inspection results?
Your Inspection results will be emailed to you immediately after the inspection is completed. It is critical to have a valid email address and provide this information to the Fire Inspector during the inspection or contact Montebello Fire Department, Community Risk Reduction Division (323) 887-4507.

Do I Need a Temporary Use Permit? (TUP)
Additionally, fire permits for certain activities, practices, or operations that have been determined by the Fire Code to warrant closer scrutiny to ensure safety and compliance with the Codes are issued by our Community Risk Reduction Division. Some examples of these activities are:

• Public displays at the mall
• Carnivals and Fairs
• Christmas Tree Lots
• Operation of a Public Assembly
• Open flames in Public areas
• Tents where the Public is invited

To obtain a TUP please contact the Planning Division at 323-887-1490.
For the Application Click Here: City of Montebello
These Types of Activities, Practices, and Operations require a Temporary Use Permit Application followed by a Fire Inspection.

Operational Permits
In the Future Operational Permits will be issued for pre-determined periods of time, upon which continuous inspection will be required.
105.6 Required Operational permits. The fire code official is authorized to issue operational permits for the fire operations set forth in section 105.6.1 through 105.6.50:

• Aerosol Products
• Amusement Buildings
• Aviation Facilities
• Carnivals and Fairs
• Cellulose Nitrate Film
• Combustible dust-producing operation
• Combustible fibers
• Compressed Gases (According to permit amounts by type)
• Covered and open Mall Buildings
• Cryogenic Fluids
• Cutting and Welding
• Pyroxylin plastics
• Refrigeration equipment
• Repair Garages and motor fuel dispensing facilities
• Spraying or dipping
• Storage of Scrap Tires and tire byproducts
• Tire Rebuilding Plants
• Waste Handling
• Wood Products
• Installation or removal of Underground Fuel Tanks and Above ground Fuel Tanks
• Use or Storage of Flammable Liquids

Additional Permits In addition to the permits required by section 105.6 the following permits shall be obtained from the Bureau of Fire Prevention prior to the engaging in the following activities, opportunities, practices or functions.
• Production Facilities
• Pyrotechnic and Special Effects

Required Permits
A.105.7 Required Construction Permits the Fire code official is authorized to issue construction permits in:

Automatic Fire extinguishing Systems
• Battery Systems
• Capacitor Energy Storage Systems
• Compressed Gases
o 1.Routine Maintenance
o 2.Emergency Repair Work
• Cryogenic Fluids
• Emergency Responder radio coverage systems
• Fire Alarm and Detection systems and related equipment
• Fire pumps and Related Equipment
• Flammable and combustible liquids
• Fuel Cell Power Systems
• Gas Detection Systems
• Gates and Barricades along fire apparatus access roads
• Hazardous Materials
• High Piled Combustible Storage
• Industrial ovens
• LP Gas
• Motor Vehicle repair rooms and booths
• Plant extraction Systems
• Private Fire Hydrants
• Smoke control or smoke exhaust systems
• Solar Photovoltaic power systems
• Special Event Structure
• Spraying or Dipping
• Standpipe Systems
• Temporary Membrane Structures

Community Risk Reduction Division
[email protected]