Fire protection permits are available at Alamance County Central Permitting office.
Permit applications may be submitted in person weekdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Payment must accompany all applications. Please make checks payable to Alamance County Central Permitting with these applications. Payments must be received and processed before inspections can be completed.
For information on permits, please call 336-570-4059.
|Amusement Buildings and Special Events (M)||Operation of a Special Amusement Building(s) and/or Special Events||30 Days||$75|
|Carnivals and Fairs (M)||Mandatory Permit to conduct a Carnival or Fair||Single Event||$75|
|Combustible Dust-Producing Operations (M)||Mandatory Permit to operate a grain elevator, flour starch mill, feed mill, or a plant pulverizing aluminum, coal, cocoa, magnesium, spices, or sugar, or other operations producing combustible dusts as defined in Chapter 2 of the 2012 NC Fire Code||Annual||$150|
|Covered Mall Buildings (M)||Operational Permit for the placement of retail fixtures and displays, concession equipment, displays of highly combustible goods and similar items in the mall (common areas)||30 days||$100|
|Operational Permit for the display of liquid- or gas-fired equipment in the mall.||30 days||$100|
|Operational Permit for the use of open-flame or flame-producing equipment in the mall.||7 days||$100|
|Dry Cleaning Plants (O)||Operational Permit to engage in the business of dry cleaning (when flammable/hazardous solvents are used), or to change to a more hazardous cleaning solvent used in existing dry cleaning equipment.||Annual||$75|
|Exhibits and Trade Shows (M)||Operational Permit to operate exhibits and trade shows||30 days||$75|
|Explosives (M)||Operational Permit for the manufacture, storage, handling, sale or use of any quantity of explosives, explosive materials, fireworks, or pyrotechnic special effects within the scope of Chapter 33 of the NC Fire Code|
|Blasting Permit||3 days||$75|
|Display of Fireworks/Pyrotechnics||Single Event||$150|
|Storage of Explosives||Annual||$100|
|Pyrotechnic Special Effects (Fireworks) (M)||Required Operational Permit same as found under Explosives section||Single Event||$150|
|Private Fire Hydrants (M)||Operational Permit for the removal from service, use operation of private fire hydrants||$25 per Hydrant|
|Temporary Membrane Structures, Tents and Canopies (Operational – Utilized for Commercial Occupancies such as Assembly/Business) (M)||Permit to erect and operate an air-supported temporary membrane structure or a tent (See exceptions in the 2012 NC Fire Code section 105.6.43)||400 sq. /ft. –1000 sq. /ft.
|1001 sq. /ft. – 2000 sq. /ft.||$75|
|NOTE: Tents open on all sides under 700 feet do not need a permit (See exceptions in the 2012 NC Fire Code section 105.6.43)||2001 sq./ft. – or greater
|Automatic & Manual Fire-Extinguishing Systems||Permit required for the installation, modification, or removal from service of a sprinkler, standpipe system, or other Kitchen Suppression or Alternate Automatic Extinguishing System|
|Modifications to existing system, 10 or less sprinkler heads (e.g. turning of heads)||$50|
|Sprinkler Systems (2 Risers or less)||$150|
|Sprinkler Systems (3 or more Risers)||$300|
|High-Rise Building Sprinkler Systems||$500|
|Standpipe System (Permit required in addition to any other Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Construction Permits)||$150|
|Standpipe System (High-Rise Buildings) (Permit required in addition to any other Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Construction Permits)||$300|
|Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems & Other Alternative Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems (Permit required in addition to any other Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Construction Permits)||$100|
|Fire Alarm and Detection Systems||Construction Permit for installation of, or modification to fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment.|
|Modification to existing system||$50|
|New Construction/New System|
|1 – 30,000 sq. ft.||$150|
|30,001 – 80,000 sq. ft.||$300|
|>80,001 sq. ft.||$500|
|Fire and Life Safety Plan Review||Review proposed new and existing architectural/building plans to confirm fire and life safety compliance within the design submitted|
|1000 sq./ft. or less
|1001 sq. /ft. – 4000 sq. /ft.||$100|
|4001 sq. /ft. – 49,999 sq. /ft.
|50,000 sq./ft. – or greater
|Note: Plans that are not approved after second review will incur an additional $100.00 per review fee|
|Fire Pumps||Construction Permit for installation of, or modification to fire pumps and related fuel tanks, jockey pumps, controllers, and generators. (Permit required in addition to other Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Construction Permits)||$75|
|ABC Permit/Inspection||Re-inspection fee of $60 applies upon 3rd visit for non-compliance.||$100|
|Tank Installation/Removal||$100 per tank|
|Special Permits||Day Care, Adult Care Facility, and Foster Homes
*Foster homes fees for all Alamance County DSS administered facilities will be waived per County Management