Fire Permits

General Permit Application Process

All plan reviews and permit issuance for will occur at Emergency Services. Completed application packets may be filled out online, printed, and submitted in person to our office during normal business hours (enter at the corner of 10th and Park Streets) or mailed to:
Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services
Attention: Fire Marshal
900 Park Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: 805-227-7560

Application Packet

All permit applications (excluding operational permits) use the Fire Permit Application Packet (PDF). Use the following instructions to ensure you use the correct pages of the packet.

Please ensure that your application is complete and submittals contain the information required below. We are not able to process incomplete applications. A separate permit must be obtained for each type of system.

Notice to Property Owner

Please note: The Notice to Property Owner (pages 5 and 6 of the application packet) should be completed only when work is to be completed by an owner-builder who is not a licensed contractor.

Underground Fire Lines

  • Completed application (page 4)
  • 3 sets of underground line drawings compliant with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 24, Chapter 4
  • Completed legal declaration (page 7)
  • Device calculation (page 9)

Underground Fire Lines may require up to 30 days for review and permit issuance.

Commercial/Industrial Fire Sprinkler Systems

  • 3 sets of sprinkler system drawings compliant with NFPA 13, Chapter 22.
  • 2 sets of hydraulic calculations
  • Completed application (page 4)
  • Completed legal declaration (page 7)
  • Device calculation (page 9)
  • Owners Information Certificate (page 8)

Commercial/Industrial Fire Sprinkler Systems may require up to 30 days for review and permit issuance. Check out compliance information regarding Title 19 Fire Sprinkler System Testing Requirements.

Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

  • 3 sets of sprinkler system drawings compliant with NFPA 13, Chapter 22
  • 2 sets of hydraulic calculations
  • Completed application (page 4)
  • Completed legal declaration (page 7)
  • Device calculation (page 9)
  • Owners Information Certificate (page 8)

Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems may require up to 30 days for review and permit issuance.To request a Fire Sprinkler Inspection, please email the Fire Marshal

Passive Purge Sprinkler Systems

Passive purge fire sprinkler systems serve a single toilet in addition to fire sprinklers. The toilet shall be on a remote portion of the sprinkler system or the system shall be designed as a loop so that water moves through a majority of the fire sprinkler system piping when the toilet is flushed. Passive purge system non-metallic pipe and fittings shall be designed to withstand a working pressure of not less than 130 pounds per square inch (8.9 bars) at 120 degrees (49C).

Water Pressures

Contact the Paso Robles Water Division at 805-237- 3866 to obtain high and low pressures during the design phase. Include freeze protection for all residential fire sprinkler piping. A residential sprinkler system flow test is required at time of rough inspection.

Fire Alarm Systems

  • 3 sets of drawings compliant with NFPA 72 and California Fire Code, 2013 Edition, Section 907
  • Completed application (page 4)
  • Completed legal declaration (page 7)
  • Device calculation (page 9)

Fire Alarm Systems may require up to 30 days for review and permit issuance.

Chemical Fire Suppression Systems

  • 3 sets of drawings compliant with NFPA 72 and California Fire Code, 2013 Edition, Section 907
  • Completed application (page 4)
  • Completed legal declaration (page 7)
  • Device calculation (page 9)

Chemical Fire Suppression Systems may require up to 30 days for review and permit issuance.

Operational Permits

Download the Operational Permit Application and Fees (PDF).

Again, please note that we are not able to accept incomplete application packets and that all applicable fees are due at time of submission.

More Information

If you have any questions regarding this process, contact our Fire Marshal at 805-227-7560.