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Protection and Planning

The Protection and Planning Bureau is committed to providing professional fire and life safety engineering, permitting and inspection services for the citizens, developers and the business community in Fresno County. The Bureau works closely with the County of Fresno building and planning departments and other jurisdictions to implement new construction and development standards consistently throughout the County of Fresno. Under contract, the District provides protection and planning services to the Auberry and Shaver Lake Community Service Areas and the Bald Mountain Fire Protection District.

Senior fire inspector reviewing plans on a table with stacks of plans behind him


ATTENTION - Plans submitted will require payment for plan review. Please refer to current fee schedule for details.                                                                                     Make Checks payable to: Fresno County Fire Protection District.

Additional Resources

FIRE PERMIT APPLICATIONGuidelines for Calculating NFPA 1142 Minimum Water Supply.pdfPLANS SUBMISSION.pdfProtection and Planning Fee Schedule.pdfPolicy 2014-01-Ag Processing & Storge BuildingsPolicy 2015-01-AgriculturalPolicy 2016-01-Detached Accessory BuildingsFire Flow Requirements StandardsSchool Pre-Inspection Checklist 2022 CFC.pdfSchool Inspection Guide - 2022 CFC.pdfWeed Abatement standards 2023.pdfOrdinance 2023-01 Adoption of the CFC signed.pdf


Fresno County SRA Fire Safe Regulations

As required by Fresno County Code of Ordinances Title 15 – Building and Construction, Chapter 15.60 – State Responsibility Area Fire Safe Regulations of the County: new construction located within the State Responsibility Areas (SRA) of Fresno County is required to meet certain minimum uniform standards for basic emergency access, perimeter wildfire protection measures, signing and building numbering, private water supply reserves for emergency fire use, and vegetation modifications.  Below are links to the Fresno County Ordinance; the “SRA Residential Guidance Document” and the “Residential Final Inspection Checklist for Compliance with SRA Fire Safe Regulations”.


Residential Final Inspection Checklist Scan.pdf


SRA Fire Safe Regulations of the County Title 15.60.pdf




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