Fire Prevention Permits
Fire Prevention Permits Policy
Permits are required and enforceable through the International Fire Code, 2015 edition. Download a Fire Prevention Permit Application (PDF) or a Contractor Registration Application (PDF). View a list of 3rd party consultants for fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems (PDF).
Purpose of Permits
For the fire service permits serve 2 purposes. They provide a method of identification to certain activities, operations, practices, or functions that have an interest to firefighting personnel, and they ensure a review of plans and specifications for the installation of fire protection systems, equipment, or appliances. Permit fees shall be paid prior to issuance of the permit.
- Issued permits shall be kept on the premises designated therein at all times and shall be readily available for inspection by the fire code official.
- Issued permits are not transferable. Any change in occupancy, operation, tenancy, or ownership requires that a new permit be issued.
- Issued permits shall not be construed as authority to violate, cancel, or set aside any of the provisions of this code or other applicable regulations or laws of the jurisdiction.
A construction permit allows the applicant permission to install equipment utilized in connection with such activities; or to install or modify any fire protection system or equipment or any other construction, equipment installation or modification in accordance with the provisions of the fire code. The permit shall automatically become invalid if work does not commence within 180 days after its issuance (The permit is issued to the installing / installer company, not the property owner).
An operational permit allows the applicant permission to maintain, store, or handle materials; or to conduct processes, which produce conditions hazardous to life or property. The permit shall remain in effect until reissued, renewed, or revoked or for such a period of time as specified on the permit (usually 12 months).