Apply for Fire Sprinkler or Underground Fire Line Permit


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You can apply for a fire sprinkler or underground fire line permit. These permits are granted through the Fire Marshal’s Office.


Job Valuation Fee
$1 - $500 $35
$501 - $3,000 $45
$3,001 - $ 10,000 $15 / thousand or fraction thereof 
$10,001 - $ 25,000 $150 + $5 / thousand or fraction thereof
$25,001 - $500,000 $225 + $3 / thousand or fraction thereof
$500,001 - UP $1,450 + .75 / thousand or fraction thereof


What you will need for the application:

  • Project number
  • Project address
  • Job value
  • Square footage
  • Contractor name, license number, address, phone, fax, email
  • Minimum of 2 copies of plans

Things To Consider

  • Licensed contractors must submit applications in person 
  • Plans submitted for fire alarm systems which will exceed $5000, in total cost, must be signed, sealed and dated by a professional engineer
  • All components shall be compatible to existing system
  • You must completely test, tag, and certify 100 percent of fire alarm system components prior to requesting a final on- site inspection and acceptance by the Fire Marshal’s Office
  • A Fire Inspector must witness a satisfactory functional test
  • After permit approval, we will return one set of documents, bearing the approval stamp along with a letter and comments (if any)
    • You need to keep that set on the work site at all times
  • Permits are valid for 180 days after we issue them
    • The permit will extend for an additional 180 days when you request an inspection and it passes

What's Next

  • Staff will review the application, plans and any accompanying documentation
  • We will notify you if any corrections are needed
  • If no corrections, or corrections are completed satisfactorily, we will notify you when the permit is ready
  • You or your authorized agent can pick-up the permit
  • Pay full permit costs
  • Schedule inspections through the Fire Marshal’s Office
    • Call (813) 744-5541
    • Mon.– Fri., 8 AM to 3 PM
  • Download acceptance testing certification form (if applicable)

Get Help

(813) 744-5541

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