Building and structure fire code maintenance
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(a)This section applies to building and structure maintenance for fire safety. The fire department providing fire protection service for the buildings and structures of a school district or of a local college district or for a charter school may inspect the buildings and structures when deemed necessary to ensure that they are maintained in accordance with the fire code adopted by the director of the division. If the local fire department does not perform the inspections authorized by this section, the division has the authority and duty to conduct the inspections.
(b)An inspection conducted pursuant to this section within the preceding twelve months satisfies the inspection requirement of a child care center that provides child care exclusively to school-age children and operates on the property of a school district, district charter school, or institute charter school. The fire department or division that conducts the inspection pursuant to this section shall provide a copy of the inspection report to a child care center official.
(2)The division is authorized to charge a fee for inspections conducted by the division to cover the actual, reasonable, and necessary costs of the inspections. The amount of the fee shall be determined by the director of the division by rule. In accordance with section 24-33.5-1213, the division shall enforce the fire code adopted by the director of the division.
(3)A fire department that chooses to conduct fire code inspections pursuant to this section may refer notices of deficiencies to the division for evaluation or enforcement in accordance with section 24-33.5-1213. The division shall promulgate rules to establish procedures for fire departments to refer notices of deficiencies for evaluation or enforcement to the division.
(4)Nothing in this section shall prohibit the fire department from correcting violations that pose an immediate threat to life safety. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the fire department from seeking enforcement action in a court of competent jurisdiction.
Section 24-33.5-1213.3 — Building and structure fire code maintenance - rules,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-24.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).