Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention works to prevent fires through education, engineering, and enforcement. Services include fire investigation, review of fire protection system plans for new construction and development, issuance of fire code permits, and annual inspections for all businesses within city limits.

Permit Submittals

The City of Denton is has upgraded software and consolidated the customer portal to a single solution in eTRAKiT. We no longer accept paper permit submittals. All permit applications and plans must be submitted through eTRAKiT. Due to the high volume of permit submittals, turnaround times can take up to four weeks. See the eTRAKit User Guide for more information.

Fire Contractor Registration

The City of Denton requires all contractors to be registered to perform work. Registration expiration coincides with the date on the contractor’s license. The Fire Systems Contractor registration form can be found here.

Fire Inspections

The permit holder should schedule all fire permit inspections in eTRAKiT. Inspection requests will be denied if there are outstanding fees on the permit.

As normally required, all plans and permits must be available onsite for the Deputy Fire Marshal to inspect. Failure to comply will result in a failed inspection, and a work without a permit fee may be assessed.

Foster care inspections or routine fire inspections can be scheduled by calling (940) 349-8863.

Our goal is to inspect every business in Denton annually. Higher hazard occupancies may be inspected more frequently. Deputy Fire Marshals will also conduct code check inspections any time a complaint has been received.

To schedule a certificate of occupancy inspection or reinspection, call the Building Safety Department at (940) 349-8600.

For questions about submitting permit applications or creating an eTRAKiT account, contact the Building Safety Department at (940) 349-8600.

Annual Fire Protection System Testing

If you are conducting annual fire protection systems tests, a fire inspector does not need to be present. Be sure the system is on "test mode" to avoid false alarm calls to our 911 dispatch. Fire protection companies are required by City ordinance to submit reports for all systems tested in Denton to The Compliance Engine.

Open Burning

We do not allow open burning within city limits. The City of Denton offers curbside collection for yard waste and brush. To opt-in to yard waste service, call Customer Service at (940) 349-8700 or visit the Yard Waste and Brush page for more information.

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