Riverside County Office of the Fire Marshal Lake Elsinore


The Lake Elsinore Office of the Fire Marshal is dedicated to the preservation of life and property.  We believe the best way to accomplish this goal is through the education of our community, through the engineering of complex situations, and through the enforcement of state and local codes.  Through these efforts, we strive to provide the highest degree of life safety throughout the City of Lake Elsinore at each and every home, workplace, and special event.

The Lake Elsinore Office of the Fire Marshal enforces the 2019 edition of the California Code of Regulations, Titles 19 and 24.  This includes the California Fire Code, California Building Code, and California Residential Code.


The Fire Department conducts business license inspections to promote fire safety for business owners, their employees, and the general public.  The forms below have been developed to assist you in making your business a safer place and to prepare you for the fire inspection.  The second form is to assist in determining what business operations may require special permits.

Business License Fire Pre-Inspection Form
Fire Department Construction/Operating Permit form 

Additionally, the Fire Department has developed a document that may assist owners and operators with ongoing maintenance of buildings and businesses.
Fire Marshal Letter to Building Owners/Tenants

The Fire Department has received reports of phony fire inspectors posing as fire department representatives. The reports state that these phony inspectors enter facilities and conduct inspections, then proceed to bill the tenant large fees for the report.

Please review the following news release here!

Single Family Residence Guideline (PDF 100KB)
Tract Housing Process (PDF 236KB)

Forms and Handouts
Permit Application Form with Fees (PDF 96KB)

Special Event Forms

Fireworks Application (PDF 88KB)
Conditions for Vendor Booths (PDF 90KB)
Crowd Managers Requirements  (PDF 34KB)
OSHA Amusement Ride Requirements (PDF 128KB)

Automatic Extinguishing Systems Maintenance Documentation

Contact Us

Assistant Fire Marshal:
Steve Payne
(951) 674-3124 ext. 225

Ron Morales
(951) 674-3124 ext. 279

Fire Inspection Hotline: (951) 674-3124 ext. 250

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