Denton County offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day

Emergency Services / Fire Marshal

Fire Code Information

The Denton County Fire Code applies to the unincorporated areas of Denton County, Texas and the effective date of this code is March 1, 2017.

The Fire Code is intended to meet the minimum standards and requirements to reduce the risk of loss in property and life and provide the citizens with safe environments to live, work and play.

2017 Denton County Fire Code 

Development and Construction in the un-incorporated areas of Denton County including the Extraterritorial Jurisdictions (ETJ).

See APPLICATION FOR PERMITS below for the types of permits that are required to be submitted to our office. The address for the submission of applications regarding construction and operational permits and construction documents is:

Denton County Emergency Services
9060 Teasley Lane
Denton, Texas 76210

(940) 349-2840
(940) 349-2841 (Fax) Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 



Application for Construction Permit
Construction Permits apply to the construction of all commercial building, public access and multi-family housing of four units or more. In addition a Construction Permit Application applies to Fire Systems and some listed hazards that can be found on the Construction Permits List . For more information on procedures for submitting construction permits and their processing click here for permit submission process

Application for Temporary Structures and Uses
Construction and Special Events that will be utilizing temporarily placed structures, tents or canopies are required to file a permit with the Fire Marshal Office. The event type, indoor or outdoor, may cover Fireworks Displays, Assemblies, Vending and Trade (including fireworks), Medical/Health Care, Carnivals, Fairs, Festivals, Revivals, Mercantile/Business and Educational.

Application for Oil/Gas Well Drilling Construction
Oil/Gas Well construction is a specialized process for more information on the submission process see Oil/Gas Well Construction Sites section in the Construction and Operational Permit Application Requirements.


Application for Operation Permit
See Permit Fee List for a List of Operational Permits required to be filed with the Fire Marshal Office.

Application for Open Burning Registration  Open Burning is allowed in the un-incorporated areas of Denton County for more information see the Open Burning Regulations and Frequently Asked Questions about open burning requirements. Fireworks
The structures “Operating Stands” for the retail sale of fireworks and temporary storage of fireworks/explosives “Magazines” require Operational permits.

Construction and Operational Permits Application Requirements provides details on the application and processing of permits submitted to the Fire Marshal Office.

The Denton County Fire Code may have additional requirements relating to certain projects. Individuals can contact the Fire Marshal Office and discuss project proposal details or set up a meeting to preview projects prior to submission.

Application for Permits Open Burning Regulations

Construction and Operational Permit Application Requirements

QA Construction Operational Permits

Permit Fee Schedule Requests for Inspections
General Information Links Referenced Codes
Additional Permits required by Denton County

Planning and Development Department

For the submission of Development Permits and Planned Developments:

The Denton County Planning Department requires Application for Development Permit (ADP) (Residential and Commercial) or Application for Development Permit  (Oil/Gas Wells) as set forth in the Denton County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. For more information on Planned Development in Denton County see the Denton County Planning Division web site.

The address for the submission of Development Permit Application is: Denton County Planning Department
1505 East McKinney, Suite 175
Denton, Texas 76209-4887

(940) 349-2990
(940) 434-8868 (Fax)

Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM