Fire Prevention

Fire Inspections

Fire inspections of commercial businesses are conducted twice a year.  The city will collect a $50 fee for the second re-inspection and a $100 fee for the third re-inspection. 

Home inspections are also available at the resident’s request.  If you would like to request that an inspection be conducted at your home, please contact Administrative Assistant of the Fire Department, Phyllis Mahan at 214-987-5380.  She will schedule an appointment for an inspector to come to your residence. 

Annual foster home inspections can be scheduled through Phyllis Mahan at 214-987-5380.


Reporting Fire Hazards

Please report any fire hazards or fire code violations to the Fire Marshal's Office at 214-987-5380.


Permits

Permits are required on all commercial construction that involves fire alarm or fire suppression equipment. In order to obtain a permit, the following procedures must be followed:

  • Fill out a Fire Department permit application
    Fire Department Permit Application
  • Submit copies of the plans to the Fire Marshal for his review and approval (the Fire Marshal will keep one copy for his records and return the rest to you)
  • The permit for the installation of an automatic fire-extinguishing system or fire alarm system will be 1% of the valuation of the materials and labor involved, with a minimum fee of $50.
  • The Fire Department will contact you once the plans have been reviewed and the permit has been issued.

Permits are also required anytime a tent larger than 400 sq. ft. is being used (i.e. – carnivals, business promotions).  The city will collect a $50 fee for each permit to operate a temporary membrane structure, tent, or canopy. 

In order to obtain a tent permit, the following procedures must be followed:

  • Fill out a Fire Department permit application
    Fire Department Permit Application
  • Submit copies of the flame resistance certificate (which can be obtained from the tent manufacturer or owner) to the Fire Marshal for his review and approval.
  • Remit the appropriate fee.  The fee for tent permits is $50.
  • The Fire Department will contact you once the permit has been issued.