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Operational Permit Disclosure


Operational permits are required under the 2018 International Fire Code, Section 105.6, as adopted by the Nevada State Fire Marshal. An operational permit allows the applicant to conduct an operation for which a permit is required by the International Fire Code. The permit will remain effective for a prescribed period or until renewed or revoked.   


Applications will be completed electronically, and all required documentation shall be forwarded to sfmplans@dps.state.nv.us no less than 14 days prior to the event in question. Once the application is received along with all required documentation, the Fire Code Official will conduct a review and schedule an inspection on the last working day prior to the event. When the permit process is complete, and authorization is given, the applicant will be notified that the permit is issued, and the duration of the permit will be indicated.  


The Nevada State Fire Marshal division shall charge fees to defray its administrative and operational costs, including but not limited to inspections by fire marshal staff in connection with all applications.  The fees are set by resolution of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC 477.325) and collected at the time an application for a permit is submitted. The application fee shall not be refunded upon failure of an applicant to receive a permit or clearance or upon any revocation or suspension of a permit.  No permit shall be valid until the required fee has been paid. Fee schedules are attached to the operational permit application link below. 

Please pay by mailing in a check, money order, cashier’s check, or by filling out and emailing the One Time Payment Credit Card Authorization Form.


Fire Protection Engineering

Albert Ruiz
Bureau Chief
(775) 684-7510