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Our Fire Prevention Officers work closely with design professionals, contractors, building owners and managers, and event promoters to ensure compliance with all fire codes and standards. Learn more about fire prevention.

Examples of when you need a fire permit:

  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • Fire alarm panels and devices
  • Fire suppression systems for a kitchen hood

Plan review is required for:

  • Commercial: fire sprinklers (existing systems >25 heads OR new system)
  • Single Family: fire sprinklers
  • Any fire sprinklers in conjunction with a spray paint booth
  • New fire alarm systems or installations of fire alarm devices to an existing system
  • Fire alarm panels
  • All pre-action systems
  • Special extinguishing system (FM-200, wet/dry chemical, foam)
  • Fire suppression system for a kitchen hood
  • Sprinkler underground main
  • Building radio coverage
  • Firefighter air system
  • All fire miscellaneous permits
We're aiming for 100% paperless permitting in 2019!

We offer 24/7 online permitting services at MyBuildingPermit.com. You can apply online, check permit status and request inspections. All building, fire, utilities, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sign, right of way, wireless and clearing & grading permit applications must be submitted online at MyBuildingPermit.com. Paper applications and plans for these permit types are no longer accepted. Land use and shoreline permit applications will go online later this year.

Fire Permits in Bellevue:

Fire Alarm

Email Link To This Fire Alarm Permit

Any addition, replacement, relocation or modification to a fire alarm system (FA), including:

  • Entire systems
  • Panels
  • Devices
  • Relocation of existing devices or equipment
  • Replacement or removal of equipment

No plan review is required for Fire Alarm Transmitter Replacement.

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Required Documents

  • Submittal Checklist 

  • Manufacturer's Equipment Sheet
  • Required Calculations (battery and voltage drop calculations)
  • Shop Drawing

Project Specific Plan Requirements

  • Preapplication Conference Letter 
  • Response Letter to Previous Comments 

Submittal Information and Forms

Fees

Timelines

Inspections

Fire Sprinkler - Commercial

Email Link To This Commercial Fire Sprinkler Permit

Projects that require plan review (FB):

  • All commercial projects adding, removing or relocating 25 sprinklers or more
  • Any installation of new systems, regardless of size (dry, wet, anti-freeze, pre-action, etc.)

No plan review option for some Fire Sprinkler Installations.

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Required Documents

  • Submittal Checklist

  • Manufacturer's Equipment Sheet
  • Required Calculations
  • Site Plan
  • Shop Drawings

Project Specific Plan Requirements

  • Preapplication Conference Letter 
  • Response Letter to Previous Comments 

Submittal Information and Forms

Fees

Timelines

Inspections

Fire Sprinkler - Residential

Email Link To This Residential Fire Sprinkler Permit

All automatic sprinkler work associated with residential sprinkler systems. (FC)

Screening of building construction for whether automatic sprinklers are required is completed under the Single Family Building Permit.

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Required Documents

  • Submittal Checklist 

  • Hydraulic Calculations
  • Manufacturer's Equipment Sheet
  • Site Plan
  • Shop Drawings

Project Specific Plan Requirements

  • Preapplication Conference Letter 
  • Response Letter to Previous Comments

Submittal Information and Forms

Fees

Timelines

Inspections

Fixed Fire Suppression

Email Link To This Fixed Fire Suppression Permit

Installation or modification of kitchen hood systems, special extinguishing systems, clean agent systems, etc. (FF)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Required Documents

Project Specific Plan Requirements

  • Preapplication Conference Letter 
  • Response Letter to Previous Comments 

Submittal Information and Forms

Fees

Timelines

Inspections

In Building Radio System

Email Link To This In Building Radio System Permit

All work involving in building radio coverage systems for city emergency services workers (800 MHz systems). (FE)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Required Documents

Project Specific Plan Requirements

  • Preapplication Conference Letter 
  • Response Letter to Previous Comments 

Submittal Information and Forms

Fees

Timelines

Inspections

Smoke Control

Email Link To This Smoke Control Permit

All projects adding or modifying active and/or passive smoke control systems, including shaft pressurization and zoned floor smoke control. (FH)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Required Documents

Project Specific Plan Requirements

  • Preapplication Conference Letter 
  • Response Letter to Previous Comments 

Submittal Information and Forms

Fees

Timelines

Inspections

Underground Sprinkler Main

Email Link To This Underground Sprinkler Main Permit

All work involving underground fire service mains, fire department connections and isolation valves. (FD)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Required Documents

Project Specific Plan Requirements

  • Preapplication Conference Letter 
  • Response Letter to Previous Comments 

Submittal Information and Forms

Fees

Timelines

Inspections

Fire Miscellaneous

Email Link To This Miscellaneous Fire Permit

All work involving the installation or modification of compressed gases, flammable and combustible liquids, gates, hazardous materials, LP gas, spraying or dipping (spray room, dip tank or booth), temporary tent (not covered by a temporary use permit) and decommissioning of a storage tank. (FR)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Project Specific Plan Requirements

  • Hazardous Materials Inventory Sheet (HMIS)
  • Manufacturer's Equipment Sheet
  • Site Plan
  • Shop Drawing

Submittal Information and Forms

Fees

Timelines

Inspections

Fire Permits - Contract Cities

The Bellevue Fire Department provides fire prevention services including plan review and inspections for the communities of Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, Newcastle, and Yarrow Point (i.e., Fire Contract Cities).

Fire Contract City - Building

Email Link To This Fire Permit

The Bellevue Fire Department provides fire prevention services including plan review and inspections for the communities of Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, Newcastle, and Yarrow Point.

 

 

Use this permit for fire services for these contract cities. (FJ)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Submittal Requirements

Fees

Plan Review Applications

Submit your plans and supporting documentation through MyBuildingPermit.

Inspections

If the City of Bellevue is inspecting your project, you have two options for scheduling your inspection:

Note: You will need the City of Bellevue permit number and the three-digit inspection code.

  1. Online at MyBuildingPermit
  2. By phone at 425-452-6875

Fire Contract City - Fire

Email Link To This Fire Permit

The Bellevue Fire Department provides fire prevention services including plan review and inspections for the communities of Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, Newcastle, and Yarrow Point.

 

 

Use this permit for fire services for these contract cities. (FL)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Submittal Requirements

Fees

Plan Review Applications

Submit your plans and supporting documentation through MyBuildingPermit.

Inspections

If the City of Bellevue is inspecting your project, you have two options for scheduling your inspection:
Note: You will need the City of Bellevue permit number and the three-digit inspection code.

  1. Online at MyBuildingPermit
  2. By phone at 425-452-6875

Fire Contract City - Fire Suppression

Email Link To This Fire Suppression Permit

The Bellevue Fire Department provides fire prevention services including plan review and inspections for the communities of Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, Newcastle, and Yarrow Point.

 

 

Use this permit for fire services for these contract cities. (FO)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Submittal Requirements

Fees

Plan Review Applications

Submit your plans and supporting documentation through MyBuildingPermit.

Inspections

If the City of Bellevue is inspecting your project, you have two options for scheduling your inspection:
Note: You will need the City of Bellevue permit number and the three-digit inspection code.

  1. Online at MyBuildingPermit
  2. By phone at 425-452-6875

Fire Contract City - Fuel Systems

Email Link To This Fuel Systems Permit

The Bellevue Fire Department provides fire prevention services including plan review and inspections for the communities of Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, Newcastle, and Yarrow Point.

 

 

Use this permit for fire services for these contract cities. (FM)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Submittal Requirements

Fees

Plan Review Applications

Submit your plans and supporting documentation through MyBuildingPermit.

Inspections

If the City of Bellevue is inspecting your project, you have two options for scheduling your inspection:
Note: You will need the City of Bellevue permit number and the three-digit inspection code.

  1. Online at MyBuildingPermit
  2. By phone at 425-452-6875

Fire Contract City - Land Use

Email Link To This Fire - Land Use Permit

The Bellevue Fire Department provides fire prevention services including plan review and inspections for the communities of Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, Newcastle, and Yarrow Point.

 

 

Use this permit for fire services for these contract cities. (FK)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Submittal Requirements

Fees

Plan Review Applications

Submit your plans and supporting documentation through MyBuildingPermit.

Inspections

If the City of Bellevue is inspecting your project, you have two options for scheduling your inspection:
Note: You will need the City of Bellevue permit number and the three-digit inspection code.

  1. Online at MyBuildingPermit
  2. By phone at 425-452-6875

Fire Contract City - Low Voltage Fire Alarms

Email Link To This Low Voltage Fire Alarms Permit

The Bellevue Fire Department provides fire prevention services including plan review and inspections for the communities of Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, Newcastle, and Yarrow Point.

 

 

Use this permit for fire services for these contract cities. (FN)

Online Permitting Services

You must apply for this permit online through MyBuildingPermit. We will not accept paper applications or plans.

Learn more about our online permitting services.

Submittal Requirements

Fees

Plan Review Applications

Submit your plans and supporting documentation through MyBuildingPermit.

Inspections

If the City of Bellevue is inspecting your project, you have two options for scheduling your inspection:
Note: You will need the City of Bellevue permit number and the three-digit inspection code.

  1. Online at MyBuildingPermit
  2. By phone at 425-452-6875

Fire Permits - Operational

Go to the Fire Prevention - Operational Permits page for information about operational fire permits issued through the Fire Marshal's Office.

Contact

Permit Processing
for Permit and Fee Information

Telephone
Business Hours
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays