Permits, Recalls, Resources

Permit Information

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This website should not be relied upon for emergency service requests and is in no way designed to serve as an alternative to the emergency response provided by dialing 9-1-1.

Permit Review Information

Planning & Development Services

Commercial Properties

New Fire Permit Applications:

Fire Alarm Permit Application (pdf)

Fire Sprinkler Permit Application(pdf)

Fixed System Permit Application(pdf)

Firewatch requirements when an alarm / sprinkler system is out of service:

Information on required fire lanes:

A checklist for commercial cooking hood systems:

Requirements for the outside storage of tires:

Commercial / Residential addressing requirements:

Special Events

New Tent Permit Application.pdf

Gem Show guidelines for promoters and participants:

Code requirements for tents, canopies, street festivals, fairs, and booths:

Code requirements for amusement buildings and haunted houses:

Hazardous Materials
Ethanol Inspection Record and Checklist:

Ethanol Inspection Record

Ethanol Checklist

Hazardous Materials

Aboveground Storage Tank installation guidelines:

Underground Storage Tank installation guidelines:

Liquefied Petroleum Gases requirements:

Permissible Consumer Fireworks

Permissible consumer fireworks information:

Requirements for the Sale or Storage of Permissible Consumer Fireworks

Consumer Permissible Fireworks Application


Consumer Firework Compliance Checklist

Novelty and Permissible Consumer Fireworks

Residential Properties

Information on window / door iron bar enclosures:

Code requirements for conducting a recreational fire:

Code requirements concerning residential barbeques:

Fire safety requirements for residential rental properties:

Display Fireworks / Pyrotechnics

Fireworks /Pyrotechnics permit requirements:

Fireworks/Pyrotechnics display application:
Fireworks Application (pdf)

Fireworks Shooter Card information

Shooter Card Program

Shooter Card Application

Burn Permits

Flow Chart:
Burn Permit Flowchart (pdf)

Burn Permit Application (pdf)

Fire Service Related Links

Arizona Fire Chiefs Association
Arizona Fire Marshals Association
Arizona Fire Training Association
Arizona Interagency Wildfire Fire Prevention Team
International Fire Code
National Fire Protection Association

Fire Department Headquarters
Chief Jim Critchley
Assistant Chief Joe Gulotta
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 837-7009
Fax: (520) 791-3231

Fire Prevention & Public Education
Deputy Chief Laura Baker
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85713
Phone: (520) 791-4502
Fax: (520) 791-5346

Business Assistance Unit
Captain Jeff Langejans
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4014
Fax: (520) 791-5346

Inspections Team - North of Broadway
Captain Phil Morgan
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85713
Phone: (520) 791-4502
Fax: (520) 791-5346

Inspections Team - South of Broadway
Captain Gordon Clark
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4502
Fax: (520) 791-5346

Fire Systems Engineering
Ken Brouillette
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 837-7029
Fax: (520) 791-3231

Public Education
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4502
Fax: (520) 791-5346

Fire Investigations
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4512
Fax: (520) 791-3231

Business Assistance Unit
Operating a business presents many challenges, as a business owner you may be responsible for complying with Federal, State, and local regulations.These regulations can range from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the International Fire Code (IFC). Many companies do not have the resources or the time to keep abreast of these complex and ever changing regulations.

The Tucson Fire Department Business Assistance Program was created to assist small to medium size businesses understand and follow the International Fire Code as adopted by the City of Tucson. In addition to these regulations the Business Assistance Program team has arranged to act as a liaison with the various agencies that may have an impact on your business.

Through this free program, your business can receive non-regulatory assistance ranging from answering questions over the phone to individual visits to your facility.

Because the program is separate from the enforcement units within the Tucson Fire Department, violation field notices will not be issued (except for imminent fire hazards). Our free on-site visits will allow our assistance personnel to identify potential problems before they become an issue with the various regulatory agencies.

If there are any regulatory concerns our assistance people will be able to direct your company to the right agency that will be able to provide you with advice.

The Business Assistance Unit has arranged for experts in:

IFC (International Fire Code)
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
DOT (Department of Transportation)
IBC (International Building Code)
to offer assistance in a non-regulatory capacity to help your business maintain compliance.

Interested ?

Call the Tucson Fire Department Fire Prevention Office and ask for the Business Assistance Unit.

(520) 791-4014