Fire Marshal's Office

The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for issuing fire permits (alarms/sprinklers/tents) and conducting annual commercial fire inspections. The Fire Marshal also investigates the cause, origin, and circumstances of every fire occurring within the city. In addition, the Fire Marshal's Office works closely with local schools to implement Risk Watch, a curriculum developed by the National Fire Protection Association. 

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Fire Marshal's Office

(214) 987-5380                                     
3800 University Blvd.
University Park, TX 75205
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F)

Contact
For questions or to schedule an inspection, contact Fire Department Administrative Assistant, Phyllis Mahan at 214-987-5380.


PERMITS

Construction

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

  • Fill out a Fire Department permit application.
        Fire Department Permit Application
        Fire Permit Submittal Guidelines
 
  • Submit (3) copies of the plans to the Fire Marshal for review and approval (the Fire Marshal will keep one copy for  the City's records and return two stamped copies 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.
 

Tents
Permits are also required for a tent larger than 400 sq. ft. (i.e. – special events, carnivals, business promotions).  The City will collect a $50 fee for each permit. Tents are any temporary membrane structure or canopy.  

To obtain a tent permit, the following procedures must be followed:

  • Fill out a Fire Department permit application.
    Fire Department Permit Application
  • Provide a site plan.
  • Submit copies of the flame resistance certificate (which can be obtained from the tent manufacturer or owner) to the Fire Marshal for 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.

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  Fire Department Administrative Assistant, 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.