Fire Marshal Permits and Clearances

County Fire Marshal Office Permit Application
The County of Santa Clara, Permit Center is only accepting electronic Fire Marshal submittals, as paper plan sets cannot be reviewed at this time.

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Construction & Hazardous Materials Permits
We review plans for fire and life safety through the Building Permit process, as well as issuing Fire Code Permits, such as Fire Protection Systems.



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Commercial Kitchen Hood & Duct Extinguishing System Permits
Minimum submittal and inspection requirements are listed for these Fire Code Permits issued by the Fire Marshal's Office.


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Minor System Modifications Program
Program provides an expedited permit process for fire sprinkler or fire alarm system modifications of such limited scope that reviewing plans prior to permit issuance is of little benefit.



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Fire Code Construction Permit Expiration Guidelines
The purpose of this requirement is to provide guidelines for setting, tracking, extending and expiring Fire Code permits issued by the Fire Marshal. (This will not affect non-construction-related permits, such as tents, canopies, Special Events or Fireworks displays.)


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What Happens After We Receive Your Submittal
Find out how to check your permit status, contact your plan checker, schedule an inspection, and more.



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Fire Clearances 

Required by the Health and Safety Code: State-licensed care facilities require a fire safety inspection (or fire clearance) to be conducted by the local fire authority.

The Use of Alternative Means in construction require the review of the Fire Marshal's Office.  

Worker's Compensation Declaration Form

Owner-Builder Declaration

Contractor's Checklist This MSM Process form includes guidelines

Miscellaneous Fire Marshal Review Application
This application is to be used for Burn Permits, Site Safety Plans, Public School Water/Access Reviews and any other Fire Reviews that do not require a Contractor's License or Worker's Compensation information/Declaration to be included.​​​

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