Fire Prevention Bureau
The mission of the Palo Alto Fire Prevention Bureau, within the city's Development Center, is to provide quality and timely development services. Our fire prevention staff performs fire plan checks, reviews, permitting, and field inspections. Our goal is to accommodate all requests for service in a time frame that meets our customer's needs.
- Palo Alto Fire Department Home Page
- U&O Application
- 2020 Municipal Fee Schedule (see pages 65-70)
- Important Notice on Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm Requirements
A Notice Regarding the Fire Protection System Reporting Requirements
Owners or operators of facilities with fire protection systems are required under the California Fire Code to record all required inspections. Here you find information and requirements.
Fire Engine and Ladder Truck Checklist and Specifications
This checklist includes but is not limited to information the Palo Alto Fire Department may require for new commercial structures or residential developments with 3 or more units when submitting for plan review.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
The following diagram explains the general requirements of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and shows where they should be located within residences.
Electronic Submission Guide of Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP)
Hazardous Materials Business Plans (HMBPs) and Registration ('Short') Forms must be submitted electronically via the CERS website (cers.calepa.ca.gov). HMBP
Hazardous Materials Compliance Guide
HazMat Compliance Guide for LPG tanks or containers.