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The Fire Prevention Division Coordinates fire and life safety inspections and related services.


Inspection Services

  • Commercial Occupancy

  • New Construction

  • KNOX-Box Rapid Entry System


Plan Review
Submit: 101 S. Hickory Street, Ottawa, Kansas 66067

  • Adopted International Fire Code (IFC) 2018

  • Submit two sets of plans (24x36)

  • Submit one set of electronic plans

Fire Watch

fire watch is a short term, emergency measure to provide an acceptable level of life safety in a building that has an impaired fire safety system.

Burn Permit

To request a burn permit, call: 785-229-3700

​All open burning shall be in accordance with 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) section 307.

For burn permits outside of Ottawa city limits but within Franklin County Click Here

Recreational Fire Pits

Usage of recreational fire pits is permitted in accordance with 2018 International

Fire Code (IFC) section 307.​

fire code enforcement
brush fire
danger burning permit required
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