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Permits, Inspections, Plans & Specifications Review, and Guide Sheets

The Fire Marshal’s Office conducts review of site plans, construction plans, and specifications to the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) Fire Code and the related codes and standards referenced therein. We also conduct inspections to verify compliance with the project design codes and standards.

We are also in the process of moving our plans submittals, reviews, and inspections requests electronically to the MyPermitNow system. That will give developers a one-stop location for all of Hays County plans submittals, permits, and inspections.

Hays County Fire Code and Amendments

Effective January 1, 2020, Hays County adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) and local amendments. The 2018 International Building Code is also adopted by reference under Chapter 1 of the 2018 IFC. Hays County also adopted local amendments to the fire code.

  • The 2018 International Fire Code can be accessed by clicking here.
  • The Hays County fire code adoption and local amendments can be accessed by clicking here.

Fire Marshal Fee Schedule

A fee schedule for Fire Marshal fees was implemented January 1, 2020 (and amended in March 2021): Fire Marshal Fees

Please reference the project address, not the project name, on all applications, plans, emails, correspondence, etc. Our email is our best point of contact:

Application Form  Note: Download this Application or copy it to your desk top so the drop-down features work correctly.

Guide Sheets

Rules for Outdoor Burning

Spanish Reglas para la quema al aire libre en Español

Group & Foster Home Self-Evaluation Checklists

Group Home Self-Evaluation Checklist
Foster Home Self-Evaluation Checklist

Fireworks Safety Tips
Fireworks Display
Fireworks Retail Sales

Fire Lane Marking
Fire Access Road

Fire Hydrant

Information for the Home
Fire and Life Safety Brochure

Fire Safety for Texas Youth
Home Fire Safety Checklist
NFA’s Planning to Escape a Fire
Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide
Protect Your Property from Wildfire
Smoke Alarms/Detectors

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