Permit Information

Construction
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
        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.  

In order 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.


For questions, please contact the Fire Marshal’s office at 214-987-5380.