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Fire Permits & Inspections

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The Fire Department is responsible for permits, plan review, inspections and acceptance testing of fire protection services.

Permit and Plan Submittals

All permit applications and plan submittals (except burn permits) must be completed online using ePermits and Shakopee ePlan Review. No paper applications or plan submittals are required.

Fire Alarm Systems

Required for systems in which heat detectors or multiple smoke detectors are provided and one or more notification appliances are provided for occupant warning. These systems may include fire protection monitoring systems. Permit includes fire sprinkler monitoring, special hazard monitoring and fire alarm notification.

There are two types of permits:

Value over $2,000 (includes plan review)

Required documentation includes:

  • Plans
  • Sequence of operation
  • Battery calculations
  • Product specification sheets

Value up to $2,000

Required documentation includes:
  • Plans or project narrative
  • Product specification sheets

Additional Information

Fire alarm and fire protection monitoring systems must be installed in accordance with applicable codes. All installations shall be certified as required by NFPA 72 for Central Station Service. A Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued until a copy of the certification is received by the Fire Department.

For fire alarm systems utilizing a new or replacement fire alarm control panel, an electrical permit application is required. Electrical permits must be submitted by mail or in person at City Hall. They cannot be completed online. 

*Before taking an alarm system out of service for tests or repairs, notify the Fire Department at 952-233-9570. 
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Permit Fees

Permit fees are published in the city's Fee Schedule. ePermits contains a permit fee estimate option for all permit types. For fire protection systems including fire sprinklers, fire alarms and special hazard fire protection systems, you can also refer to the Fee Calculator [PDF]. 


Fire Inspections

To schedule a fire inspection, call 952-233-9570 at least 24 hours in advance. The inspection record card must be on site and all appropriate installers are required to be present for the inspection. To schedule an inspection for building, mechanical and plumbing permits, call 952-233-9396.

Certificate of Occupancy Information


All fire and life safety requirements must be completed before a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. The fire department in conjunction with the building division must both approve the issuance.


If you intend to change the tenant or use of a commercial property, you must notify the city to ensure that the new tenant or use complies with all city regulations. Occupancy of any commercial space is not allowed without a Certificate of Occupancy. 

Hazardous Materials

Tier II Turn Around Reports: City Code 130.08 requires that the locations of all storage areas and inventory of hazardous materials be reported annually in writing to the Fire Department.

Other Fire Codes & Information

Consult City Code Chapter 130, “Public Protection, Crimes and Offenses,” for further information and requirements regarding topics such as the storage of junk and falsely reporting a fire.

Placing an alarm or fire protection system out of service

On occasion, an industrial, commercial and multi-family and single-family residential occupancy may need to take its fire alarm or fire protection system out of service to conduct tests or to make repairs.

Prior to starting any work on an alarm/protection system, the monitoring company servicing the account and the Shakopee Fire Department must be notified. After tests or repairs are completed, call the monitoring company to put the alarm/protection system back in service and notify the Fire Department at 952-233-9570.

Testing and Inspection Requirements

Building owners are required by code to maintain fire safety equipment. Records of all inspections shall be maintained at the location and a copy shall be submitted to the fire department.

  • Fire Alarm Systems
    • Annual inspection and testing by state licensed contractor
    • System smoke detectors must be replaced when the fail the required sensitivity testing.
    • Single-station smoke alarms must be replaced when they fail or within 10 years of manufacture.
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
    • Annual inspection and testing by state licensed contractor
  • Fire Pumps
    • Diesel fire pumps must be run weekly. Annual inspection and testing by state licensed contractor.
    • Electric fire pumps must be run monthly. Annual inspection and testing by state licensed contractor.
  • Special Hazard Systems
    • Inspection and testing every six months.
  • Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems
    • Inspection and testing every six months.
  • Kitchen Hood Cleaning
    • Inspection and cleaning schedules vary depending on the volume of grease buildup.
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
    • Monthly inspection by company staff
    • Annual inspection by a qualified service technician
  • Exit Signs
    • 30-second operational test month
    • 60-minute operational test annually
  • Emergency Lighting
    • 30-second operational test monthly
    • 60-minute operational test annually
  • Fire Doors
    • Horizontal or vertical sliding and rolling fire doors must be inspected and tested annually.