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Updated Requirements

Plan Submittals
Shall meet the requirements of the 2016 NFPA 13, 13D, 13R, and 72 Standards

Fire Protection Systems Inspection/Testing Companies 
2018 TFC 901.6.3 Records. Inspections and tests shall be by qualified individuals, who shall forward a report of inspection to the fire code official upon completion. Send to: TFD-SYSTEM- unless using the IROL reporting system

TFD Fire Construction and Operational Permit Fee Schedule(PDF, 184KB)

How to Expedite Construction Permits(PDF, 93KB)

Permit Applications

*Permit Application Website User Guide(PDF, 796KB)

Fire Construction Permits

Inspections - New Construction or Tenant Improvement (TI)

Schedule an Inspection at Tucson Development Center

Call at least one day prior to the inspection to confirm date, time, and meeting place. This applies to:

  • Underground Pressure Tests and Flushes
  • Overhead Pressure Tests
  • Commercial Kitchen Hood Finals
  • Fire Alarm Finals
  • And other special permits

Fire Operational Permits

Fire Operational Permit

Submittal Requirements:

*NOTE: At least one document (any) must be attached to the permit application to be processed

  • TFD Special Events Permit (Incl. tents and fireworks) - See Special Events in 'Information' (below)
  • State Licensed Facilities - Submit any document(s) required by your inspector
  • General Operational Permits - Submit any document(s) required by your inspector. HMIS and HMPP in 'Information' (below)

APPLY for a TFD Special Event, State Licensed Facility, or General Operational Permit @



Fire Marshal

Michael Ashford
300 S Fire Central Place
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4502

New Construction/Fire Protection Systems Unit

John Vincent

Fire Plans Examiner
Patricia Shelton
Phone: (520) 837-7082

Fire Protection Systems Inspectors - (520)791-4502
Chris Basaldua
John Fordney
Will Motto
Christopher Gates

Code Enforcement Unit

(incl. General Inspections, Special Events and Complaints)

Franchot Opela
Phone: (520) 791-4502

Lead Inspector
Jimmy Hinrichs
Special Events (incl. Tents, Special Events, Fireworks, etc.)
Phone: (520) 837-7116

Special Hazards Unit

(incl. Hazardous Waste, USTs and ASTs)

Nick Janton
Phone: (520) 837-7117
Fax: (520) 791-3231

Fire Investigations Unit

(and State Licensed Facilities)

Andre Skaggs
Phone:(520) 791-4502

Lead Inspector
Anthony Smith
State Licensed Facilities
Phone: (520) 837-7109



Fire Code and COT Amendments

The City of Tucson has adopted and enforces the the 2018 International Fire Code w/ Local Amendments

Information - Commercial Properties, Hazardous Materials, Residential Properties, Special Events

Commercial Properties

Addressing requirements - Commercial/Residential

Premises Identification(PDF, 684KB)

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Systems (used in beverage dispensing)

CO2 Permit Requirements(PDF, 170KB)

Fire Access Roads

Fire Access Roads(PDF, 1MB) and Fire Lanes

Fire Watch Requirements (fire systems out of service)

Fire Watch(PDF, 158KB) Guidelines

Key Lock Boxes and Gate Switches

Commercial Knox Box Instructions(PDF, 480KB)

Ecore Knox Box Requirement Letter(PDF, 240KB)

Hazardous Materials

HMIS and HMMP Instructions

HMIS and HMMP Instructions(PDF, 237KB)

Aboveground Storage Tank - Installation and Removals

AST requirements(PDF, 189KB)

Underground Storage Tank - Installation and Removals

UST requirements(PDF, 189KB)

UST Relines(PDF, 187KB)

UST Abandonment in Place(PDF, 161KB)

Liquefied Petroleum Gases Requirements

LPG Requirements(PDF, 156KB)

Residential Properties

Key Lock Boxes and Gate Switches

Residential Knox Box Instructions(PDF, 480KB)

Ecore Knox Box Requirement Letter(PDF, 240KB)

Emergency Egress Requirements 

Emergency Egress(PDF, 158KB)

Recreational Fires and Portable Outdoor Fireplaces

Recreational Fires and Outdoor Fireplaces(PDF, 175KB)

BBQs and Open Flame Devices

Open Burning and Portable Outdoor Fireplaces(PDF, 163KB)

Special Events

Tents, and Membrane Structures

Tents Submittal Requirements(PDF, 689KB)

Tent Anchoring(PDF, 210KB)

Bounce Houses, 

Bounce Houses(PDF, 318KB)

Cooking Booth Information

Cooking Booths(PDF, 218KB)

Mobile Food Trucks and Trailers

TFD Mobile Food Trucks, Trailers, and Carts Guidelines(PDF, 190KB)

Sky Lanterns

Sky Lanterns(PDF, 175KB)

Consumer Fireworks - Permissible (CFWs)

Legal vs. Non-legal Fireworks (AZ)(PDF, 517KB)

Consumer Fireworks Compliance Checklist(PDF, 177KB)

Consumer Fireworks Information(PDF, 275KB)

(PDF, 169KB)Consumer Fireworks(PDF, 177KB) Requirements(PDF, 169KB)

Required Signage - English(PDF, 267KB)

Required Signage - Spanish(PDF, 62KB)

Display Fireworks and Pyrotechnics

Fireworks Display Permit Requirements(PDF, 160KB)

Fireworks Display Information(PDF, 182KB)

(PDF, 158KB)Pyrotechnics/Flame Performance Permit Requirements(PDF, 158KB)

Pyrotechnics/Flame Performance Information(PDF, 182KB)

Shooter Card Program Guidelines(PDF, 187KB)