Important Notice for FIS Customers
Starting November 14, 2016, all contractors applying for Fire Inspection Permits that require plan review will need to submit plans electronically. You can find more information about the guidelines for ePlan requirements here. You will be notified at the time of application how to log into Project Dox (a web based e-plan solution) and upload plans.
This change is part of the launch of our new Enterprise Land Management System, or "ELMS." ELMS will be integrated with other City systems improving interagency collaboration and data sharing capabilities. Data that formerly appeared in only one place at a time will now be simultaneously available to all staff needing the information.
Benefits of the new Enterprise Land Management System
Fire Inspections Services
Fire Inspection Services' mission is to help reduce the negative impact from fire and other related emergencies through community education, focused hazard mitigation, and code enforcement. The division is charged with issuing key permits related to fire protection and prevention and performing plan review of new and rehabbed properties to ensure safety and adherence to the Minnesota State Fire Code.
In addition, Fire Inspection Services works in partnership with the Minneapolis Fire Department to ensure that commercial properties and high occupancy dwelling units (structures with 4 or more housing units) are safe and meet the requirements of the Minnesota State Fire Code and local building and/or Housing Maintenance Codes.
Finally, Fire Inspection Services conducts regular inspections and issues permits to business owners who have hazardous chemicals or materials stored on their property. This critical program helps ensure the safety of the City’s residents, visitors, and our own first responders (police, fire, EMS) when they are called to assist.
Fire Inspections Services Information:
- Fire Protection Permits
- Kitchen Hood Exhaust Cleaning Permit
- Special Events Permit / Operational Permit
- Tank Install / Removal / Abandon Permit (pdf)
- Hazardous Materials Permit Application (pdf) - Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Chapter 174.20 requires every commercial building or structure that stores, uses, or handles hazardous materials to have an annual, renewable, hazardous materials permit.
- Commercial Recycling Ordinance Overview
- Technical Policies
- Key Boxes for Bldg access
- Fire Vehicle Access Roads
- Escape Windows
- Window Security Bars
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Last updated Nov 4, 2016