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 ​​The Fire Prevention Section will provide a high level of life safety and property protection for the community and first responders through inspection, education, engineering and enforcement.


Fire Prevention is the inspection, education, engineering and enforcement section of the Phoenix Fire D​epartment's Community Risk Reduction Division, providing life safety services through code enforcement and inspections during the new business development process, general fire inspections, operating and special use permitting and complaint investigation.

Fire Prevention is the key to saving lives and property. Fire Prevention education is the first step in the Fire Department's commitment to protecting the lives and property of our citizens, guests, and neighboring communities. 

The Phoenix Fire Department's Fire Prevention Section is committed to providing you the most comprehensive information and assistance possible. This site will guide you to timely safety information, permit applications, inspections, forms, and publications. If you have questions, please click here for our contact information. 

New Fee Posting Notice

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Sec. 9-499.15, the City of Phoenix is hereby giving notice of proposed adoptions of, or changes to, municipal taxes or fees.

The City of Phoenix hereby gives notice of its intent to amend the Phoenix City Code (PCC), Chapter 15 Fire Prevention Code of the City of Phoenix, Ord. No. G-6854, § 1, 2021 to establish new fees for permitting activities as required in the Phoenix Fire Code. These new permit fees encompass two types:


  1. Creation of new fees for solar and battery construction permits by creating two new combination permits and fees to better service our community and customers by reducing the number of permits and fees required for installations comprising of both solar and battery storage at residential locations. Currently the fee schedule requires two separate permits: one for solar and a separate for batteries. This action combines those permits into one permit and results in a slight reduction of the total plan review and permit cost for projects encompassing both systems in one submission. 
  2. Creation of a fee for a construction permit to allow flammable/combustible fuel dispensers to be installed/modified. Currently there is an existing $300 operational permit required for this activity. This change algins the permit type correctly with construction activities by replacing the current operational permit. As this action will replace the current $300 operational permit fee with a new $300 construction permit, this will result in no fee changes to the permitting for these types of activities. 

1. Date, time, and place of meeting.The proposed fee will be considered by the Phoenix City Council at its formal meeting or after March 20, 2024 commencing at 2:30 p.m. at the Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003​​.

2. Reference for more details.Download PDF for more information​.​​ 

3. For questions relating to this fee posting, please contact:
Eric Williams, Assistant Fire Marshal
Phoenix Fire Department
Cell 602.206.5120

​Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Permitting Requirements

This document is designed to assist contractors and our customers in understanding the permitting requitements for carbon dioxide system in the City of Phoenix. ​

CO2 Permitting

Plan Review and Permit Status Search 

The below link will assist you in searching for a permit or plan review status along with the staff member assigned to the project. ​

City of Phoenix Plan Review and Permit Search 


Trained Crowd Manager Requirements May Apply to Your Event or Business


Public Assemblies, whether indoor venues or outdoor events, can present safety challenges that inherently exist with large crowds. On November 28, 1942, 492 people lost their lives at the Cocoanut Grove Night Club fire in Boston and on July 6, 1944, 168 people were killed in a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus tent fire in Hartford. Most recently on November 5, 2021, 10 people lost their lives and a large number were injured at the Outdoor Astroworld Festival in Houston. All these tragedies share a common factor, they all occurred in a public assembly type venue or event. The Fire Code places stringent requirements on assembly venues due to their challenging life safety profiles. One of these requirements is the need for Trained Crowd Managers.

The Phoenix Fire Code requires all indoor assembly occupancies with an occupant load greater than 500 persons (exception is occupancies used exclusively for religious worship with an occupant load not exceeding 1,000 persons) and outdoor events with an occupant load of 1,000 or more, to be provided with Trained Crowd Managers. There must be one Trained Crowd Manager for every 250 occupants based on the venue or events occupant load, not anticipated attendance.

NFPA Crowd Manager Information​

For more information please email us at pfd.prevention@phoenix.gov or call 602-262-6771

Trained Crowd Manager Intro Letter

Trained Crowd Manager Application Form


Received a System Inspection letter from Fire Prevention? ​

In January 2020, the Phoenix Fire Department implemented The Compliance Engine (TCE) powered by BRYCER, which is a web-based technology service and analytic suite that assists Fire Prevention to proactively drive fire code compliance and ensure a safer community.  Fire Prevention is utilizing TCE to efficiently manage and maximize the inspection, testing, and maintenance of the estimated 90,000 fire and life safety systems that require annual third-party inspections. Currently, there are 147 third party vendors that perform inspections and correct deficiencies in the City of Phoenix. If you are receiving a letter from Fire Prevention stating you are due for an inspection, the system is working. If you have questions or are concerned about the validity of the letter, please contact PFD.ITM@phoenix.gov or click HERE


Swimming Pool Barriers

A proper swimming pool barrier is a key component in pool safety.   In Arizona, drowning is the leading cause of death in and around the home for children under 5 years old.  Many of these deaths result when young children gain unsupervised access to swimming pools due to inadequate pool fencing.  The City of Phoenix requires pools to have an approved fence around them to prevent a child from drowning.  Please click on the link below for more information on City of Phoenix Fire and Building Codes related to pool barriers: 

Pool Barrier Requirement  

You can contact the Phoenix Fire Department Fire Prevention Division at 602-262-6771 to report an accessible pool, with water in it, Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM or you can call 602-495-5555 to report an accessible pool outside normal business hours. A Fire Inspector will respond to secure the pool. 

Fire Prevention Public Information Officer Safety Tips

Home Escape Plans

Anytime is a great time to create and practice your home escape plan. This plan should include a map of your home showing all the doors and windows.  You need to know at least two ways out of your house in case your normal escape route is blocked.  You need to have an outside meeting place that's a safe distance from the house where everyone will meet so you can make sure everyone got out of the house safely. Finally...practice, practice, practice.  You need to practice your evacuation at least twice a year.  Please call Fire Prevention at 602-262-6771 for assistance in creating a Home Escape Plan.  Here are some more tips on Home Escape Plans:  Home Escape Plans

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and an odorless gas that can make a person feel sick and can be deadly. In the home, heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.  The Phoenix Fire Code requires CO Detectors in homes with fuel-burning appliances or with attached garages.  Click on the link below to learn about CO safety and feel free to call Fire Prevention at 602-262-6771 with any questions about CO Detectors.  Carbon monoxide Safety Tips 


​Aerial Luminaries

Aerial Luminaries, also known as Sky Lanterns or Chinese Lanterns, are not only dangerous but are illegal to use in the City of Phoenix.  Once these lanterns are airborne, there is no way to control their direction or where they land.  They can easily ignite a fire if they land on buildings or brush.  There have even been instances where these luminaries landed on children and caused severe burns.  Please click on the link below to learn more about the dangers of these lanterns:  Aerial Luminaries


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