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A fire alarm operational permit is required for all occupancies that contain a firealarm system that produces an alarm signal that would summon or cause to besummoned a Fire Department response in the event of a fire or system activation.
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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.
To obtain forms and information regarding plan reviews and permits of fire protection systems, fire lanes, flammable liquid storage tanks please visit the "Fire Plan Review Process" page at the link below; or contact the Fire Prevention offices at (972) 216-6267.
Yes. The phone number for an arson investigator is (972) 216-6316.
Fire station visits or requesting a fire truck to visit your special event can be accomplished by filling out our "Fire Station Visit / Fire Truck Visit Your Event Request" form. For more information, please contact Captain Jon Moore at (972) 216-6349.
The City of Mesquite has adopted the 2018 version of the International Fire Code by adopting City Ordinance 4802.
The items and systems requiring permitting is located in Ordinance 4802. Click here to obtain the permit fee schedule.
A permit can be obtained through our online Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS). Click here to apply for a permit.
The permit fee schedule can be obtained from the City of Mesquite Fire Marshal’s Office website. Click here to obtain the permit fee schedule.
Yes, a permit can be phased. A phasing plan must be submitted to the Fire Marshal’s Office during the online permitting process.
Once a permit is issued to the applicant through our online permitting process, the permit holder can log on to the Citizen Self Service Portal and request the system test. All fire protection systems shall be pretested before an inspection is requested.
It is the responsibility of the company or the permit holder to request a system test through our online Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS). Click here to request a system test.
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 Knox-Box application can be obtained at 1515 N. Galloway Ave. at the Fire Administration Office (upstairs) or it can be ordered online at the Knox website. Click here to order from Knox.
Knox-box placement depends on the type of Knox-box that was purchased. Contact the fire code official for information on where to install the Knox-box. For more information please call (972) 216-6267.