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.
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.
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.
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.
- How do I schedule an inspection?
Schedule all permit-associated inspections in eTRAKiT. To schedule a fire final for a building permit or a certificate of occupancy inspection or reinspection, call Building Safety at (940) 349-8600. To schedule a fire safety inspection that is not associated with a permit, call (940) 349-8863.
- Who can schedule inspections?
If the inspection is related to a permit, the permit applicant must schedule the inspection. Residents can schedule any inspections related to foster care. Business owners can schedule their annual fire inspections.
- When will a fire inspector inspect my business?
Ideally, a fire inspector will conduct an inspection of every business in the City of Denton annually. Higher hazard occupancies may be inspected more frequently. Fire inspectors will also conduct code check inspections any time a complaint has been made.
- What fees are associated with permits and inspections?
- Is a fire inspector required to be on site during sprinkler or fire alarm testing?
No, the City amended our ordinance so that a fire inspector is no longer required to be on site during any fire protection systems annual testing. The fire contractor is required to upload inspection reports to The Compliance Engine and our fire inspectors will review the reports and follow up on any deficiencies.
- What is The Compliance Engine?
The Compliance Engine is a third-party company the City of Denton has contracted with to streamline the review of fire protection system deficiencies.