Fire Inspection & Compliance
The Prevention and Life Safety Division of the Fire Marshal's Office strives to reduce the risk relating to the impacts of fire and explosion hazards where people live, work, and assemble by performing inspections and code compliance reviews. We thoroughly inspect all commercial businesses within the City of Leander to include schools, child care centers, foster care homes, residential board and care homes, medical facilities, and assisted living centers.
Any business within the City of Leander is subject to a periodic fire and life safety inspection performed by certified inspectors with the Leander Fire Department.
The Division is responsible for verifying and witnessing the installation tests and maintenance of fire protection features within various types of buildings such as fire alarms, sprinkler systems, commercial vent hoods and water supply systems.
Adopted city codes do not directly authorize fire and life safety inspections of single-family homes or duplexes. However, we can assist you with a "Home Hazard Assessment" upon request. Please contact the Fire Marshal's Office to schedule an assessment appointment.
Online Permit Process
Visit the Development Hub.
The Leander Fire Marshal's Office is transitioning to online permit requests hosted by the Development Hub platform, which serves as an information hub for your plan review and inspection status. You can also opt to receive alerts via phone or email when parts of the permitting process are complete or need your attention.
Please visit the Fire Permit Applications page to obtain new applications.
Guidelines and general system support can be found on our Development Hub portal.
2015 Fire Code Adoption
On April 7, 2016, Leander City Council adopted the 2015 Fire Code and amendments (effective August 1, 2016), which includes appendices B-K.
View the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC) Code Amendments.
See service fees.
Applications for permits, plan reviews, and inspections must be submitted through Development Hub.
The checklists found on this page are provided to assist the foster family home operator in maintaining a hazard safe environment.
To help reduce delays in providing emergency assistance, the Leander Fire Department and the City of Leander have adopted an ordinance requiring the use of the KNOX-BOX® Rapid Entry System.