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Anyone can apply for a permit online, but if this is your first time applying, you will need to create a user account. These guides are available to help you: Homeowner,  Attn Contractors:  To apply for these permits you will need to have an account.  If you do not already have  an account for online permits  click here   to request one.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Please Note:  Once your application is received it will be reviewed for compliance.  This may take up to 7 working days.

Building/Fire Permit Application can be found here.

Definition of Substantial Remodel and when Fire Sprinklers will need to be installed on existing buildings click here.

To visit the City of San Rafael Fire Department Page click here.

Residential and Commercial Fire Permits Online

  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Fire Alarm
  • Hood Systems
  • Underground Fire Line
  • Tents and Canopies
  • Pyrotechnic Permits   (for Pyrotechnic application and required documents click here)
  • Fire Clearance Inspections (for daycare, residential care and other similar facilities)
  • Vegetation Management Permit.   For additional information on what is required for this permit click here 
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