Fire Protection Permits

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Fire protection permits are required whenever an owner or the owner's agent intends to modify or install:

  • Fire suppression system
  • Fire alarm system
  • Above or below ground fuel storage tank, includes temporary heat
  • Tent or canopy*

Permits are necessary for work on residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties. 

*The use of tents or canopies for special events or retail sales may require a permit. Tents over 200 square feet and canopies over 400 square feet require permits. There is a flat rate of $75 for a tent/canopy permit.

How to apply

All permits must be submitted 10 business days before work will be performed. Complete the fire protection permit application.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019 the primary method of submitting permits is online through ePermits.

Fire alarm and sprinkler plans should be submitted online through ProjectDox.

We highly recommend submitting permits and plans online as it will save time in the review and approval process. This also falls under the city council’s initiatives for reducing paper usage.

Alternative options

If you are unable to submit your permits or plans online, below are some alternative ways to submit.

  • In person – Permits and payments may be dropped off at Fire Station 1, 3750 Wooddale Ave. S. Permits and payments may be left in the lobby permit receptacle or the administration counter if no one is available.

  • Fax – 952.928.1347. Permits that don't require a plan review may be faxed. Submit credit card information on a separate piece of paper and include card number, expiration date and security code.

  • Mail – Include a check or a name and phone number to be contacted for credit card payment. Mail application to:
    St. Louis Park Fire Department
    3750 Wooddale Ave. S.
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416


For permit fee amounts, please call 952.924.2595 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Payment must be submitted with the application. We accept exact cash, credit cards and checks made payable to City of St. Louis Park.

Fire code

The City of St. Louis Park enforces the State of Minnesota's 2015 State Building and Fire Code, which includes the 2012 International Building and Fire Code published by the International Code Council, with Minnesota State Amendments. In addition to these standards, the City of St. Louis Park has adopted Chapter 1306 of the Minnesota State Building Code. This chapter includes sprinkling standards that are different from the 2012 International Building Code. Optional provisions of this chapter include sections 1306.0020 Subpart 3 and 1306.0030 Subpart 1.

Information on codes may be obtained by using the following links:

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