The Process

Operational Fire Permits

  1. Contact the Fire Prevention Division.
  2. Arrange for an inspection (Fees may apply).
  3. A Fire Prevention Division inspector will inspect the premises to determine requirements.
  4. The customer will be notified, in writing, of any requirements and applicable fees.
  5. The customer will be directed to submit an operational fire permit application and pay for the required fees, in person, to the Fire Prevention Division. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

Note: The operational fire permit shall not be applied for until all fire safety corrections are complete.


 Plan Review

  1. Contact the Fire Prevention Division.
  2. Submit three copies of the plans to the Fire Prevention Division.
  3. The customer will be notified by the plan checker regarding necessary revisions and applicable fees. Fees are dependent on the amount of time it will take for a plan checker to review and/or approve the plans. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card.
  4. After fees are paid by the customer, two sets of the reviewed and/or approved plans will be given back to the customer. One set will be retained by the Fire Prevention Division.

Note: Following construction, a final inspection will be required.


If you have any further questions, please call the Stockton Fire Prevention Division.


External Links

Stockton Municipal Code

California Fire Code

Office of the State Fire Marshal - California 

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/4/2023