Fire permit requests are submitted to the Permit Center at City Hall, Room 190 and then routed to the Fire Department's plan review consultant for plan review. The City utilizes CSG Consultants, building and fire life safety plan review specialists, to review fire permit plans and combination plans with fire-related code material. Plans are picked up and dropped off by CSGAlternate text  Consultants every Thursday at City Hall. The approximate turnaround time for review is two weeks. The Permit Center will contact you when your permit is ready. 


To schedule an inspection for your project contact Fire Prevention at (510) 337-2120. Inspections can typically be scheduled the same day. Click to download the fire application.


What requires a fire permit?

Fire Sprinklers
Fire Alarms
Fire Hydrants
Fire Underground
Fire Standpipe System
Range Hood and Duct System
All other extinguishing systems
Underground and Aboveground Tanks - remove and install
Cutting and Welding

Hazardous Material Storage

High-Piled Combustible Storage

Spraying or Dipping
Repair Garages
Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing Stations