• Fenton Fire District
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Services
  • CFAI Accredited

Fire Prevention


The mission of the Fenton Fire Protection District is not only to mitigate emergencies, but to also to prevent or minimize the effects of those emergencies. This mission begins before first hole is dug for a new building, before you put your car in gear, and before you see the kids off to school.

The Fire Marshal's office is a big part of that mission. They review plans and conduct inspections during construction of commercial structures to assure that fire prevention codes are being followed. For more information about whether or not you may need a permit for your project, check out our permits page.

Fenton Fire District line personnel actively participate in our fire prevention and safety mission. Fire District State Certified Fire Inspectors perform annual fire safety inspections at every business within the district. These inspections are in place to help our business owners identify issues that may contribute to an unsafe situation and to prevent damage that can have adverse effects upon their livelihood.

Permit Information

The Fenton Fire Protection District provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services for the City of Fenton, a portion of the City of Sunset Hills & portions of unincorporated St. Louis County.

Occupancy permits are required by the Fenton Fire Protection District for owners or tenants to occupy or re-occupy existing commercial space or to occupy newly constructed commercial space. St. Louis County, the City of Sunset Hills, and the City of Fenton may require an occupancy permit to be issued as well. This application is not a permit itself.

(We do not require Occupancy Change inspections for residential tenant change or homes sales)

The Fenton Fire Protection District issues permits for building construction, commercial use, blasting, bonfires, open burning, and commercial fireworks. The private use of recreational fireworks is expressly prohibited by St. Louis County ordinance and the City of Fenton. We strongly discourage the use of fireworks due to their dangerous nature.

Completed permit applications must be submitted with the required sets of drawings. Applicant will be notified when permit is ready to be picked up and paid for. No work may begin prior to permit issuance.

All questions may be directed to the fire marshal at 636-343-4188 between 8:00 and 4:30 Monday through Friday. He may be contacted via our Contacts Page.

Permit Downloads

Permit Applications

  • Occupancy Permit (PDF)
  • Building Construction Permit (PDF)
  • Blasting Permit (PDF)
  • Fireworks Permit (PDF)
  • Tent Permit (PDF)
  • Air Curtain Permit (PDF)

Code Amendments

  • 2021 International Building Code Amendments (PDF)
  • 2021 International Fire Code Amendments (PDF)
  • 2018 International Building Code Amendments (PDF)
  • 2018 International Fire Code Amendments (PDF)
  • 2015 International Building Code Amendments (PDF)
  • 2015 International Fire Code Amendments (PDF)
  • 2003 International Building Code Amendments (PDF)
  • 2003 International Fire Code Amendments (PDF)
  • 2022 Amended 2020 Ordinance School Identification (PDF)

Permit Fee Schedule

The Fenton Fire District currently uses the following schedule:

Number of prints required to submit along with application?

  • Commercial - 2 sets
  • Residential Subdivision Master plan – 2 sets

How many will be returned?

  • 1 set

Are they to be signed or sealed and by whom?

  • Yes, must be signed by a Missouri Registered Design Professional

Fee for Commercial Permit:

  • $75 plus $4 per $1000 cost of construction

Permits are required for:

  • Fire alarm systems
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Mechanical Electrical
  • Cooking hood suppression
  • Cooking hood
  • Duct Installations
  • Special agents
  • Removal of underground storage tanks

Occupancy Permits:

  • Permit Fee is due with application, prior to inspection
    • Less than 1,000 square feet: $50.00
    • Greater than 1,000 square feet: $100.00

Other Permits

  • Fireworks Fee: $125 - Per Display, No Sales Allowed
  • Burning Fee: $125 - 30 Days, air curtain destructor only
  • Blasting permit: $125 good up to 30 days
  • Storage rack installation 12 feet or taller, same as commercial fees.
  • AST's & UST's, & removal of underground storage tanks, same as commercial fees.
  • Paint booths, same as commercial fees.