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Fire Prevention

2015 Safe and Sane Fireworks

The application period for the Fireworks Sales Permit Lottery is open as of March 2, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. and ends April 2, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Application packets and other important documents may be found by visiting the links below.


For questions or additional information, please contact Stockton Fire Prevention or the City's Permit Center at 345 N. El Dorado Street.

Fire Prevention Week

Role Fire Prevention Division

The primary objective of the Fire Prevention Division is to reduce the risk of fires and safeguard the lives, welfare, and economy of the community.  The Fire Prevention Division provides services such as code enforcement, fire safety education, and fire investigation.  The Division also provides special and technical services, such as plan checking and issuing fire code operational permits.


Fire Preventions is managed by a Division Chief, who is also assigned to the position of Fire Marshal.  Additional sworn personnel include: a Fire Captain, a Fire Protection Specialist, an Arson Investigator, and non-sworn civilians responsible for fire safety inspections, public education, and weed abatement complaints.  Two non-sworn positions also assist with administrative duties.


The Fire Prevention Division is located in the Permit Center along with the Community Development Department, the Planning & Engineering Division, and the Building & Life Safety Division.  This one-stop location provides efficient service for both business owners and contractors.


For more information regarding the fire prevention operational fire permit and plan check applications, please visit our Permit Center web page.


Fire Safety Regulations 



External Links

Office of the State Fire Marshal - California 

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 3/2/2015