Fire Permits

The Everett Fire Department administers fire and life safety regulations for all properties within the Everett city limits. Operational permits must be obtained from the Fire Department for special events, public assembly occupancies, storage or use of hazardous materials, hazardous operations such as hot work and spray finishing, storage of high-piled combustible materials and a wide variety of other activities where a fire or life safety hazard may exist.

The Everett Fire Code identifies nearly 65 different operations, activities and materials that require an operational permit.

If you need assistance determining whether an operational permit is required, please call the Everett Fire Marshal’s office at 425-257-8120 or visit in person.

*Please note that building permits should be applied for at the Permit Counter for review and inspection by the Fire Department, Permit Services and other affected departments. Alarm systems require an electrical permit from the Permit Counter first, and then a separate Fire Department permit for the alarm system layout.

Applicants must allow for a minimum of 5 business day for processing.

Activities and Operations Requiring Permits (PDF)