Inspection Process

All Fire system and Fire Final (CO) inspections must be requested through the Fire Department. Scheduling with another department or through the MyGov System will delay fire inspector notification and ultimately the inspection itself.


Request for inspection of fire regulated systems (i.e. fire sprinkler, alarm, hood, etc.) are made by completing the Pre-Test Certification and Inspection Request Form and emailing to Fire Marshal, faxed to 214-975-0776, or delivered the Fire Department (physical address: 88 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, TX 75068; mailing: 100 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, Texas 75068).

Please Note:

  • All fees must be paid prior to requesting inspection
  • ONLY the PERMITTING COMPANY may request inspections and MUST BE ON SITE for the inspection.
  • All inspections shall be scheduled with a minimum of 48 hour advanced noticed.

For system specific inspection protocols, see the LEFMO Contractor Guide


It is the policy of the Town of Little Elm’s Fire Marshal's Office to inspect all new businesses as required for compliance with the fire code prior to the issuance of a CO. A new business is defined as any business required by the Town of Little Elm Building Department to obtain a CO.

This policy is intended to cover the requirements of the Little Elm Fire Marshal's Office only. It is the responsibility of the business or contractor to comply with and obtain inspections from the appropriate departments of the Town of Little Elm (i.e., Permitting, Health, Engineering, Building, Parks and Recreation).

The Fire Marshal's Office will inspect all new businesses for compliance with fire code.

The Fire Marshal's Office will NOT release a CO until all fire department issues found during the fire department’s initial and any follow-up inspections are satisfied. The Fire Marshal's Office WILL NOT under any circumstances authorize the release of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy. 

All system inspections (i.e. Fire Sprinkler, Fire Alarm, Hood, where applicable) must be completed without outstanding issues prior to the scheduling of a Fire CO Inspection. 

To schedule a Fire CO Inspection, a Fire CO Inspection Request form, as well as a Fire System and Backflow Device Inventory Form shall be completed and provided via fax, mail, or other appropriate means to the Little Elm Fire Marshal's Office at 88 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, Texas 75068). 

Once the form is received, a Fire Department inspector will contact the sender to schedule an appointment to meet at the business location. All Fire CO inspections and re-inspections shall be scheduled 24 hours in advance. It is the responsibility of the business/contractor representative to request all CO inspections. 

Fire CO inspection/re-inspection fees will be accessed according to the Permit Re-Inspection Fees schedule. All fees must be paid prior to scheduling follow-up inspections. 

The Fire CO Inspection may be scheduled through the Fire Marshal's Office at the same time or after scheduling the Building Department's Final Building Inspection. 

All businesses are responsible and required by law to maintain fire code related issues at all times. 

Conducting business without a valid TCO or CO is a violation of Town Ordinance. Failure to comply will result in the closure of the business and a citation issued requiring an appearance in court. Each day of non-compliance is a separate offense.