Emergency Services / Fire Marshal

Denton County SealFire 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 Adobe Acrobat PDF

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 
701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101 
Denton, TX 76208-6301 

(940) 349-2840 
(940) 349-2841 (Fax)

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

APPLICATION FOR PERMITS

Construction Permits

Application for Construction Permit Adobe Acrobat PDF

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 Adobe Acrobat PDF. Find more information on procedures for submitting construction permits and permit submission process.

Application for Temporary Structures and Uses Adobe Acrobat PDF

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 Adobe Acrobat PDF

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

Operational Permits

Application for Operational Permit Adobe Acrobat PDF

See the Permit Fee List Adobe Acrobat PDF 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 Adobe Acrobat PDF and Frequently Asked Questions Adobe Acrobat PDF 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.

Applications for Permits Open Burning Regulations
Application for Construction Permit Adobe Acrobat PDF • Open Burning Regulations Adobe Acrobat PDF
Application for Oil Gas Well Drilling Permit Adobe Acrobat PDF Q&A Frequently Asked Questions Adobe Acrobat PDF
Application for Open Burning Permit  
• Application for Operational Permit Adobe Acrobat PDF  
Construction and Operational Permit Application Requirements
Q&A Construction Operational Permits Adobe Acrobat PDF  
Permit Fee Schedule Adobe Acrobat PDF Requests for Inspections Adobe Acrobat PDF
General Information Links Referenced Codes
Firelane Layout and General Requirements Adobe Acrobat PDF Denton County Fire Code Adobe Acrobat PDF
Fire Hydrant Locations Adobe Acrobat PDF

Required Fire Flow for Buildings Adobe Acrobat PDF

 

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 an Application for Development Permit (ADP) Adobe Acrobat PDF (Residential and Commercial) or Application for Development Permit Adobe Acrobat PDF (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 page.

The address for the submission of Development Permit Application is:

Denton County Planning Department
1505 East McKinney, Suite 175
Denton, TX 76209-4887

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

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