Permits, Resources

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The 2018 IFC w/ local amendments has been adopted

by the City of Tucson as of July 1, 2018.

Plan submittals shall meet the requirements of the 2016 NFPA 13, 13D, 13R, and 72 Standards.


Attention: 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.


Permit Applications:



FEES ⇒ TFD Fee Schedule


Approved Contractors List


New Construction or Tenant Improvement (TI) Inspections:

Call at least one day prior to the inspection to confirm a 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.

When calling in for inspections, be sure to leave a message with the inspection request (the system will prompt this) with a contact number or any special instructions (IE. "Please call 520-xxx-xxxx 30 min. prior to arriving for the inspection"). Leaving a message on the permit line does not guarantee you will get the time your requested, but all attempts will be made.  Longer inspections (IE. system certification tests; should be called-in further in advance).  We do not have access to the messages until the day the inspection is scheduled. Other contractors may have already scheduled the time slots you preferred. Inspections requested for times outside regular business hours are subject to additional fees. 

Please call your inspection in and then call one of the inspectors listed below at 520-791-4502 to schedule an inspection time. If you don't get an answer, leave a message and call another inspector until you get a confirmed time for the inspection.

New Construction Inspectors:
John Vincent, Chris Basaldua, Jennifer Peel-Davis, Gary Sereno

Commercial Properties

Addressing requirements - Commercial/Residential
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Systems used in Beverage Dispensing Applications
Fire Access Roads
Firewatch requirements when an alarm / sprinkler system is out of service:

Commercial Hood System Checklist
Hood Sys Checklist

Key Lock Boxes

Residential Properties

Key Lock Boxes
Emergency Egress Requirements for Doors and Windows
Code requirements for allowable recreational fires
Code requirements concerning residential barbeques
Fire safety requirements for residential rental properties

Special Events

Code Requirements for tents, street festivals, fairs, and booths
Cooking Booth information
Mobile Food Trucks and Trailers

Consumer Fireworks - Permissible (CFWs)

Legal vs. Non-legal Fireworks
Consumer Firework Compliance Checklist
Permit Requirements for the Sale or Storage of Permissible Consumer Fireworks
Persmissible Consumer Fireworks Application
Required Signage for the use and sale of CFWs as allowed within Tucson City Limits
Señal del uso y la venta de fuegos artificiales permisibles en la ciudad de tucson

Display Fireworks/Pyrotechnics

Fireworks/Pyrotechnics Requirements
Fireworks Display/Pyrotechnics Application
Fireworks Shooter Card Information

Shooter Card Program

Shooter Card Application


Hazardous Materials

Aboveground Storage Tank installation guidelines:

Underground Storage Tank installation guidelines:
USTRelines 5-7-18
UST Abandonment in Place 5-7-18

Liquefied Petroleum Gases requirements:


Fire Prevention & Public Education

Deputy Chief Vera Wuerfel (Fire Marshal)

300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4502
Fax: (520) 791-5346
New Construction Unit
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4502

Code Enforcement Unit (incl. Licensed Care Facilities and Fire Investigations)
Captain Nic Janton
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4502

Community Risk Reduction Unit (Incl. Public Education)
Captain Andy Skaggs
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4502

Business Assistance Unit* (incl. Hazardous Waste, USTs and ASTs)
Captain Jeff Langejans
300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 837-7029
Fax: (520) 791-3231


*TFD Business Assistance Program

Operating a business presents many challenges. As a business owner you may be responsible for complying with Federal, State, and local regulations.These regulations can range from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the International Fire Code (IFC). Many companies do not have the resources or the time to keep abreast of these complex and ever changing regulations.

The Tucson Fire Department Business Assistance Program was created to assist small to medium size businesses understand and follow the International Fire Code as adopted by the City of Tucson. In addition to these regulations the Business Assistance Program team has arranged to act as a liaison with the various agencies that may have an impact on your business.

Though the BAU will not do the work of a Fire Protection Engineer, (if required); through this program; your business can receive non-regulatory assistance ranging from answering questions over the phone to individual visits to your facility.

Because the program is separate from the enforcement units within the Tucson Fire Department, violation field notices will not be issued (except for imminent fire hazards). Our free on-site visits will allow our assistance personnel to identify potential problems before they become an issue with the various regulatory agencies.

If there are any regulatory concerns our assistance people will be able to direct your company to the right agency that will be able to provide you with advice.

The Business Assistance Unit offers assistance in a non-regulatory capacity to help your business maintain compliance and has arranged for experts in:

IFC (International Fire Code)
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
DOT (Department of Transportation)
IBC (International Building Code)

Call the Tucson Fire Department Fire Prevention Office and ask for the Business Assistance Unit (520) 791-4502


Fire Department Headquarters

300 S. Fire Central Place
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone (520) 791-4512
Interim Fire Chief Joe Gulotta
Assistant Chief Laura Baker
(Fire Admin / Logistics / Safety / Maintenance)
Assistant Chief Mike Garcia
(Medical Admin / Health & Safety / Communications / Fire Prevention & Public Education)
Interim Assistant Chief Sharon McDonough
(Operations / Training / Emergency Management)