Certificate of Compliance Office


Effective January 15th, 2023, the Nevada State Fire Marshal Division will implement a newly legislative approved fee schedule for Certificates of Compliance, inspections, and plan review. The fee increase was approved by the Nevada State Legislature on December 28th, 2022. The fee increase is in response to a new budget format in which the State Fire Marshal has switched to a fee-based budget versus funding from the general budget. Also, the increase was necessary to cover cost of service expenses which had not been modified since 1997. A copy of LCB File no. R183-22 is provided on the link below and outlines the new fees assigned to Nevada Administrative Code 477.  A completed version of Nevada Administrative Code 477, will be posted on the State Fire Marshal website once a certified copy is forwarded back to the Nevada State Fire Marshal by our Legislative Council 


·           LCB File R183-22   

·           NSFM Memo 23010502 - Fee Increase



    This office is currently short staffed and we are asking customer to be patient as we fill this position. Our usual turnaround time on inspections and Certificates of Compliance has significantly increased due to these shortfalls. Thank you for your understanding.

    C of C General Information

    This office is responsible for Fire & Life Safety Compliance for Health Care and Child Care Facilities.  As well as Fire & Life Safety Inspections of Foster Care Facilities throughout the State of Nevada.  We work closely with the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance, Child Care Licensing and Department of Health and Human Services Division of Child & Family Services for Foster Care.  In conjunction with these key partners we ensure all of these facilities are in compliance with all Federal, State and Local codes and laws for the citizens and visitors of the State of Nevada.

      Basic Fire & Life Safety Items Required

      The following lists are not all inclusive but may be used as a general guidelines.  Specific requirements will be applied on a case by case basis.  It should also be understood that these requirements satisfy the minimum fire and life safety requirements as adopted by the State of Nevada and that the Local Authority and State Division of Health may or may not impose stricter requirements as adopted by that jurisdiction.  It is YOUR responsibility to contact the Local Authority and Health Agency to ensure you meet their requirements in all cases.

      In all instances each an every facility regardless of type, size, occupancy type or number must have the following at a minimum:

      After reviewing the minimum requirements that must be met by all facilities, next select the type of facility that you are interested in and follow the link for any additional requirements that must be met for that type of facility.  There are different requirements depending on the occupancy load, type of facility, size, etc.  Once again, these are not all encompassing lists, and each and every facility has it's own footprint that cannot be listed in each situation.  These lists are meant to assist you in preparing and guide you through the process.

        Please be advised that as of April 12, 2019, customers paying invoices or fees with a credit card will be charged a non-refundable card payment processing fee of 3.25% by our payment processor. There will be no additional charge for e-checks.

            Health Care Facilities

            This list is obtained from HCQC and is updated by that Office.  If you have any questions on which category your facility falls under please contact HCQC.

              Social Rehabilitation Facilities: 

              Alcohol and Drug Centers, Temporary Living Facilities (TLFs), Halfway Houses

              Residential Facilities:

              Home for Individual Residential Care, Residential Facilities for Groups

              Health Care Agencies:

              Home Health Agency, Hospice Agency, Nursing Pool, Intermediary Service Organization, Agency to Provide Personal Care Services in the Home, Agency to Provide Nursing in the Home, Businesses that Provide Referrals to Residential Facility for Groups

                Child Care Facilities

                These include; Family Child Care, Group Child Care, Child Care Center, Preschool, Nursery for Infants and Toddlers, Child Care Institutions, Special Events that Have Child Care

                  Foster Care Facilities

                  These Include; Foster Homes with 10 or more Residents in total or residing in an Apartment building with more than one story

                  Office Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Except Holidays

                  Deanna Keirstead
                  Administrative Assistant II