Community Risk Division

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301 N. First St., Alhambra 91801
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.



The CRR Division provides a wide range of supportive services including:

  • the enforcement of local, state and federally mandated regulations;
  • conducting fire inspections; and
  • keeping the public informed about fire safety and other life-saving issues.




Processes applications for fire safety permits for:

  • Fire sprinklers
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Fire alarm systems and tenant improvements
  • Underground tank installation and/or removal
  • Open or religious burning  Requirements
  • Carnivals and fairs, including tents or canopies exceeding 400 square feet Requirements
  • Hot Work Requirements
  • Certain types/quantities of hazardous materials storage
  • Pyrotechnic activities and model rocket events Regulations for Fireworks Stands 

CONDUCTS PLAN CHECKS - 626-570-5193 As part of the process of obtaining a fire safety permit, applicants must also submit three sets of complete plans for the installation of fire sprinklers, fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems and tenant improvements. Both fire sprinkler and fire alarm plans must also contain three sets of hydraulic calculations and standby battery calculations, respectively. Plans must contain all information required by the appropriate Code or NFPA Standard. Generally, the average inspection turn around time is 4-6 weeks for most submittals. For simple plans, appointments can be requested for over-the-counter plan checks. For fire sprinkler systems, the fee varies according to the designated total number of sprinkler heads. The fee includes the plan check, underground and weld inspections, (if applicable) hydrostatic tests, rough and final inspections. For all other fire systems, an hourly fee will be assessed, which includes all appropriate tests and inspections. Additional inspections or plan re-submittals (due to non-compliance) may require additional fees.  

CONDUCTS FIRE INSPECTIONS - 626-570-5193 Inspections are provided for occupancy, state fire clearance, residential, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, fire suppression systems, general fire hazard, underground tank, and other fire-related inspections. Some inspections require an approved set of plans and/or a permit before an inspection can be scheduled. 72 hours notice should be given; however, in some cases last-minute inspection requests may be accommodated. Inspections can be scheduled by calling the number listed above.  

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DISCLOSURE Effective July 1, 2014, the City of Alhambra is no longer the regulator for the Hazardous Materials Inventory, Emergency Response Business Plans and CalARP Programs. Any questions pertaining to these programs should be directed to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Health Hazardous Materials Division at 323-890-4045. Any questions pertaining to Hazardous Materials billing should be directed to the Los Angeles County Financial Management Division at 323-838-2345.  Visit their website at:

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