Fire Permits

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What are Fire Permits, Why are they Required?

Permits enhance fire and life safety and they grant permission to individuals or businesses to conduct hazardous processes as defined in the California Fire Code. Permits are issued as official documentation and proof of compliance. There are two types issued that cover annual requirements and special activities.

Examples of annual permits include:
  • Flammable/combustible liquids storage, use and handling
  • Hazardous materials storage
  • Motor vehicle fuel dispensing stations
  • Automotive repair shops
  • Places of public assembly
  • Aircraft repair hangers
Some examples of special activities permits include:
  • Carnivals, fairs and special events
  • LPG tank installations
  • Parade floats
  • Tents, canopies, or temporary membrane structures
  • Open burning
  • Fireworks displays

What is the Process for Getting a Permit?
Can a Permit Be Suspended or Revoked?

Permits can be suspended or revoked for the following reasons:
  • Used by someone other than the person it was issued to.
  • Used for a location other than it was issued for.
  • If any of the conditions or limitations listed on the permit have been violated.
  • If there was willful neglect or failure on the part of the permittee to comply with orders or notices within the specified time limits required by the fire code.
  • If any false statements or misrepresentation of facts occurred during the application portion of the permit process.
  • If the permit was issued in error or in violation of an ordinance, regulation or the fire code
Additional Information

For additional information or guidance on permit issues, please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (707) 449-5453, FAX (707) 449-5486, or e-mail us at fire@cityofvacaville.com