Fire Permits

The Fire Marshal's office handles a number of permit types.

Construction Permits and Alarm Systems

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Construction permits are applied for at the Permit Counter. You can find more information at our New Construction page and costs on our Fee Schedule page.

Alarm systems first require an electrical permit from the Permit Counter, and then a separate Fire Department permit for the alarm system layout.

Annual Operational Permits

Annual Operational Permits for businesses are issued as part of the fire inspection process. Find out more on our Fire Safety Inspection and Multi-Family Inspection pages.

Event/Activity Operational Permits

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Please allow a minimum of 14 days for processing.

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

For more information about specific permit types, please select from the following:

Amusement Building
Carnivals, Fairs, and Festivals
Exhibits and Trade Shows
Hot Food Vendors
Hot Works
Mobile Food Preparation Vehicle
Open Burning
Open Flames and Candles
Pyrotechnics - Proximate Indoor
Pyrotechnics - Public Outdoor
Residential Oil Tank Decommissioning

Fee Structure

The applicant for the event or activity is responsible for all fees associated with the review and any required inspections associated with the permit. 

Additional inspection fees will be charged for after hours and/or holiday inspections. Regular hours are 8am to 4pm, M-F.

Permit fees per event/activity Permit review fee
Amusement building $88
Carnivals, fairs, and festivals $88
Decommissioning residential oil tanks $88
Exhibits, trade shows and special assemblies $88
Hot work operations $88
Mobile food operations $88
Open burning $88
Open flames and candles $88
Pyrotechnics - proximate/indoor $88
Pyrotechnics - public/outdoor $88
Tents and temporary membrane structures

(Tent and temporary membrane structure permits shall
be renewed every 30 days for a maximum of 180 days)
1 tent: $88
2-5 tents: $176
6 or more tents: $264
Renewal inspection: $44