Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Division

Proposed Fee Adjustments

The Stockton Fire Department hosted two community meetings to provide information about proposed Fire Prevention and Fire User Fee adjustments.

The proposed fees include increases for businesses, both commercial and industrial as well as State facilities, multi-family dwellings, special inspections for non-compliance, and false alarms.

Proposed fee reductions include places of assembly inspections, one-time special inspections and permits, and some fees related to underground storage of combustible liquids.

The meetings took place the following days:

  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, South Hall, 525 S. Center St.
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Margaret Troke Library, 502 W. Benjamin Holt Dr.



The Fire Prevention Division manages the Safe and Sane Fireworks Program.

  • Only fireworks that carry the State Fire Marshal Safe and Sane seal are allowed for sale and use within the city limits of the city of Stockton.
  • The sale of Safe and Sane fireworks is limited to 30 non-profit organizations selected through a lottery process.
  • Use of Safe and Sane Fireworks is restricted to
    • June 28, noon - 11:00 p.m.
    • July 29 to July 4, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Please see the link below for important dates:


Social Host and Penalties Ordinance Update - Effective June 14, 2022

Effective June 14, 2022, the Stockton City Council adopted an ordinance imposing penalties on individuals who use illegal fireworks and extending the liability to those who are in charge of the property, such as owners and tenants, for violations that occur on their property.


About Fire Prevention Division

We work to reduce the risk of fires and safeguard the lives, welfare and economy of the community through:

  • code enforcement
  • fire safety education
  • fire investigation
  • special services, such as plan checking and fire code operational permits


Fire Prevention is managed by a Division Chief, who is assigned as Fire Marshal. 

Additional sworn personnel include:

  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Protection Specialist
  • Arson Investigator
  • Non-sworn civilians for fire safety inspections, public education, and weed abatement complaints
  • Two non-sworn positions who also assist with administrative duties

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

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


Fire Safety Regulations 


External Links

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Office of the State Fire Marshal - California  

CPR - American Heart Association

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/30/2022