Fire Department Permits

New Business License Application

  1. Finance Department will forward the completed business license application forms to the Fire Department for review and approval.
     
  2. Personnel from the Fire Prevention Bureau will review the business application to determine if the business is conducting any activity that requires special attention under the Uniform Fire Code.
  1. If no such activity is indicated in Exhibits "G" and "H", the application will be signed and sent back to the Finance Department.
  2. If such activity is indicated in Exhibits "G" and "H", the requirement for Fire Permits will be identified on the business license application and the application will be sent back to the Finance Department indicating that the Fire Department will not approve the issuance of a business license until the required Fire Permits have been obtained.
  3. If Exhibits "G" and "H" contain no information to assess the activities of the business, a new business inspection will be undertaken by personnel from the Fire Prevention Bureau to determine the need for Fire Permits.
  1. Once the Fire Prevention Bureau determines that a business needs Fire Permits, a letter informing the business owners that certain Fire Permits will be required for them to conduct their business activities and that fees will be required for the permits. The Fire Permit fees are listed in the Book of City Imposts.
  2. After the payment of fees is received by the Fire Department, Fire Prevention Bureau personnel will conduct a permit inspection and issue the required Fire Permits. The Fire Prevention Bureau will also release the hold on the issuance of the Business License.

Renewal of Fire Permit

Fire Permits are valid for single year after the date of issue. Business owners need to renew their Fire Permits if they continue to conduct the same business activities during succeeding years. If they discontinue a permitted activity, they are required to inform the Fire Department that the activity has been discontinued.

  1. Fire Department will send a Permit Renewal Invoice to inform the business owners it is time to remit the payment for the renewal of their fire permits. Usually, the Fire Department sends out the renewal invoice one month in advance of the permit expiration date.
  2. After the Fire Department receives the permit renewal payment, personnel from the Fire Prevention Bureau will conduct a fire permit inspection and issue the required fire permits.
  3. During the permit inspection, it will be determine whether the business requires additional fire permits to conducts current business activities. If additional Fire Permits are required, the Fire Department will mail out the additional permit invoice letter to the business owner. After the payment is received, Fire Prevention Bureau personnel will conduct the permit inspection and issue the additional fire permit(s).