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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.

Property owners, Architects, Agents, etc:  You can create an account in the permitting portal  Here

Contractors:  To apply for permits you will need to be logged into your account.  To request an account click here if you do not already have one.

Pro Tips:

  • Once your application is received it will be reviewed for compliance.  This may take up to 7 working days.
  • When applying you will need to upload your plans for review. Please make sure your uploaded documents are unsecured and in PDF format.
  • The maximum file size is 75MB.  This should allow for most projects to upload their plans in 1 file.  Be sure to double check that your plans attached correctly to your permit after payment.
  • Once approved your approved plans, permit documents, and Job Card will be attached to your permit and available online in your permit attachments.
  • 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.

Residential and Commercial Fire Permits Online

  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Fire Alarm
  • Hood Systems
  • Underground Fire Line
  • Tents and Canopies (application click here)
  • Pyrotechnic Permits   (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 

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

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