Fire Permits

Permit Fees

Permit fees are published in the city’s Fee Schedule. ePermits contains a permit fee estimate option for all permit types.


These handouts are available by contacting the City Fire Marshal, Butch Rieland, at (320) 258-7307.

Apparatus Access Roads
Roads are required for commercial, industrial and certain residential properties.

Signage Details
Specifications and details for address signs.

Consumer Fireworks Retail Sales
General requirements for retail sales.

Expositions and Events
Requirements for aisles, temporary wiring and portable fire extinguishers.

Exterior Signage Details
Layout specifications for the fire department connection, signage, keybox and exterior water flow horn/strobe.

Fire Alarm Systems
Requirements for commercial, industrial and certain residential properties.

Fire Lane Signage
Specifications for the installation of fire lane signage.

Fire Sprinkler Systems
Requirements for the installation of fire sprinklers and related equipment.

Fire Watch
Requirements for fire watch with fire protection equipment is out of service.

Flammable and Combustible Storage Tanks
Requirements for permitting and plan review.

Fire Protection Inspection and Maintenance (ITM) Records
Requirements for maintaining fire protection equipment and submitting records.

Requirements for the installation of fire department keyboxes.

Kitchen Hood Systems
Requirements for the installation of commercial cooking hoods and hood fire protection.

Premises Identification
Addressing requirements for commercial, industrial and residential properties.

Location of Water Supply Riser
Details on the location of the fire protection water supply.

Temporary Heat
Requirements for LP containers and temporary heat.

Requirements for permitting and plan review.

Underground Piping
Requirements for dedicated or combination underground piping supplying fire protection systems.

Fire Inspections

To schedule a fire inspection, call 320-258-7317 at least 24 hours in advance. The inspection record card must be on site and all appropriate installers are required to be present for the inspection.

Certificate of Occupancy Information

New Construction
All fire and life safety requirements must be completed before a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. The fire department in conjunction with the building division must both approve the issuance.

Change of Tenant or Use
If you intend to change the tenant or use of a commercial property, you must notify the city to ensure that the new tenant or use complies with all city regulations. Occupancy of any commercial space is not allowed without a Certificate of Occupancy.

Hazardous Materials

Tier II Turn Around Reports: City Code 130.08 requires that the locations of all storage areas and inventory of hazardous materials be reported annually in writing to the Fire Department.

Placing an Alarm or Fire Protection System out of Service

On occasion, an industrial, commercial and multi-family and single-family residential occupancy may need to take its fire alarm or fire protection system out of service to conduct tests or to make repairs.

Prior to starting any work on an alarm/protection system, the monitoring company servicing the account and the Sartell Fire Department must be notified. After tests or repairs are completed, call the monitoring company to put the alarm/protection system back in service and notify the Fire Department at 320-258-7307.

Testing and Inspection Requirements

Building owners are required by code to maintain fire safety equipment. Records of all inspections shall be maintained at the location and a copy shall be submitted the fire department.

Fire Alarm Systems
Annual inspection and testing by state licensed contractor
System smoke detectors must be replaced when the fail the required sensitivity testing.
Single-station smoke alarms must be replaced when they fail or within 10 years of manufacture.

Fire Sprinkler Systems
Annual inspection and testing by state licensed contractor

Fire Pumps
Diesel fire pumps must be run weekly. Annual inspection and testing by state licensed contractor.
Electric fire pumps must be run monthly. Annual inspection and testing by state licensed contractor.

Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems
Inspection and testing every six months.

Portable Fire Extinguishers
Monthly inspection by company staff
Annual inspection by a qualified service technician

Exit Signs
30-second operational test month
60-minute operational test annually

Emergency Lighting
30-second operational test monthly
60-minute operational test annually

Fire Doors
Horizontal or vertical sliding and rolling fire doors must be inspected and tested annually.


501 Pinecone Rd. S.
Sartell, MN 56377