In an effort to better protect its citizens, the City of Hobbs has adopted the 2009 International Fire Code. You may view the entire code by clicking here, or a summary of items of interest below. To report a non-emergency fire code violation, please contact us. For emergencies, dial 911.
There is adopted by the City Commission, for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire, hazardous materials or explosion, that certain code and those certain standards known as the International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, published by the International Fire Code Institute, along with the following appendix chapters:
(Ord. 923 §§ 1, 2 (part), 2004)
(Ord. No. 991, 6-16-2008; Ord. No. 1054, 4-16-2012)
Fire code requirements for assembly occupancies
Smoke alarms in rental properties
LP Gas and Charcoal Grills
Notify management if you notice any of these hazards:
The safety of our citizens is our number one priority. This is why every assembly occupancy in the City of Hobbs is required to comply with the 2009 International Fire Code, adopted by the City of Hobbs. These codes were adopted to prevent overcrowding and other safety hazards in bars, nightclubs and other establishments where many citizens gather.
To protect the safety of you, your employees and your patrons, be aware of these fire code regulations.
The International Fire Code, adopted by the City of Hobbs states that "every room or space that is an assembly occupancy shall have the occupant load of the room or space posted in a conspicuous place, near the main exit or exit access doorway from the room or space."
The occupancy load must be established by a Licensed Architect, and is reviewed by Building Development Services for the City of Hobbs. The occupancy load allowance is based on occupant egress and other life safety factors. An occupancy load exceeding the posted maximum occupant load for an individual room or building shall be considered an unsafe condition and will be addressed by immediately reducing the number of occupants in the room or building, and may result in additional measures including the issuance of a court summons.
For additional information, contact the City of Hobbs Fire Prevention Bureau or the Community Services building division code enforcement at 575-391-8158
The fire code adopted by the City of Hobbs requires that owners/landlords of rental property provide smoke alarms in property rented or leased or otherwise provided to the public for housing or sleeping accommodations. Smoke Alarm Regulations for Rental Property can be located at section 907.2.8 of the International Fire Code 2009. These code requirements are not intended to burden property owners but, rather, to provide a minimum of life safety protection to tenants.
Following is a list of responsibilities regarding the placement of smoke alarms in rental property and the relevant code references. These are the general regulations that cover the smoke alarm requirements for residential rental property. There are additional regulations which cover transient accommodations and other types of rental units. Please contact the fire administration office if you have any questions regarding your responsibility for the installation of smoke alarms in your rental property.
The owner of the building shall supply and install all required smoke alarms. The owner shall test and maintain in a fully operable condition all smoke alarms in common areas. No owner shall rent, lease or let any dwelling unit or room that does not have functional and working alarms at the time of occupancy. The tenant shall sign a statement signifying that all smoke alarms were in fully operative condition on the date of lease. The owner shall be responsible for providing each tenant with written information regarding alarm testing and maintenance. The owner shall not be liable for any damages caused from the smoke alarm being tampered with or disabled in any way by the tenant.
The tenant shall provide and maintain functional batteries for each battery powered smoke alarm and shall not disconnect the electrical source from electrically powered smoke alarms. The tenant shall not remove or relocate any smoke alarm installed by the owner. The tenant shall test and maintain alarms within the dwelling unit or room and notify the owner or agent in writing of any deficiencies.
Smoke alarms shall be located to comply with the International Fire Code/2009, the International Building Code/2009 and the International Residential Code/2009.
Smoke alarms shall comply with the standards set forth in the International Fire Code/2009, the International Building Code/2009 and the International Residential Code/2009
The International Fire Code, as adopted by the City of Hobbs, requires landlords and property owners to take certain steps to protect residents of rental properties. While most of these codes only pertain to buildings with more than two units, the City of Hobbs Fire Department strongly urges landlords and property owners of all rental properties to follow these guidelines. Doing so could not only protect your investment, but potentially save lives as well!
Please note: some code requirements vary based on the type or age of your building. For more information on your property, contact the Prevention Division of the City of Hobbs Fire Departmen
Sprinkler systems are the single greatest way to save lives and reduce property damage. While not all properties are required to install them, the City of Hobbs Fire Department strongly recommends all property owners consider making the investment.
If you have a sprinkler system, follow these requirements: