Do I need to register my Fire Alarm or Medical Alarm?

No registration is required for medical alarms. The City of Mesquite does require that fire alarms in commercial buildings be registered. This includes all buildings except single-family residential dwellings. A nonrefundable permit fee of $50.00 per alarm site with one fire alarm control unit is required for the issuance of a permit.  If an alarm site has multiple fire alarm control units, a nonrefundable fee of $50.00 for the first alarm control unit and $10.00 for each additional fire alarm control unit is required.  A permit is issued for one year and must be renewed annually by payment of the required fee.  A new fee and permit is required upon a change in ownership or change in occupancy of the property.  A new owner or occupant of a building with a fire alarm is required to obtain a new permit. This includes both fire alarms that are monitored and fire alarms that only sound on the premises. Owners of fire alarms in commercial buildings are also required to have their alarm systems inspected by a fire alarm technician once each year, and records of the inspection, testing and maintenance shall be maintained at the fire alarm site and available for inspection with the consent of the permit holder or other authorized representative.  The owners of all fire alarms, both registered commercial and non-registered residential, are subject to fines for excessive false alarms or for failure to properly maintain a fire alarm system. Contact the Fire Marshal's office at (972) 216-6267 for further information.

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1. Do I need to register my Fire Alarm or Medical Alarm?
2. Plan Reviews?
3. Fire Inspections?
4. Is there an Arson Hot Line?
5. How do I report a complaint about a fire hazard?
6. How do I request a Fire Station Visit or have a Fire Truck Visit my special event, daycare, or school?
7. How can I find out about Fire Safety programs available through Mesquite Fire Department?
8. Smoke Detectors?
9. What is the best kind of fire extinguisher for my house?
10. What version of the International Fire Code has the City of Mesquite adopted?
11. What systems or items are required to have a permit from the Mesquite Fire Department?
12. How do I apply for a Fire Department permit?
13. What is the cost for a permit?
14. Can work begin before a permit is issued by the Fire Department?
15. What is the Fire Department turnaround time on permits?
16. Does the Fire Department have a fast track system for permits?
17. Can a permit be phased during the construction stage?
18. How do I request a fire protection system inspection?
19. Can a general contractor call for a fire inspection for a system test?
20. Can a fire protection system test be scheduled on the same day?
21. Can a fire protection system test be scheduled after hours?
22. Can a contractor go vertical with the building before the fire lane is installed or before the fire hydrants have been tested and approved?
23. Can combustibles be placed on the property before the fire lane is installed or before the fire hydrants have been tested and approved?
24. Can a building be occupied before the fire protection systems are tested and approved?
25. Can stock or merchandise be placed in the building before the fire protection systems are tested and approved?
26. When is a fire alarm operational permit required?
27. What is the cost of a fire alarm operational permit?
28. Where do I find the Ambulatory Care Facility Statement of Disclosure & Affidavit?
29. When is a Knox-Box (key box) required?
30. Where can I obtain a Knox-Box application?
31. Where should the Knox-Box be placed?