Fire Systems Permits

Welcome to the City of Lynnwood Development and Business Services. 

Here you will information, applications and requirements for applying for fire system permits in the City of Lynnwood.  Please see the list of permit types below to learn more about the requirements specific to your project. 



  • DBS does not provide permitting services for unincorporated areas of Lynnwood.  Confirm that you project is located in Lynnwood city limits on the Lynnwood Boundary Map

Fire prevention services, such as fire inspections and investigations, are provided by South County Fire.  


An approved automatic fire sprinkler system shall be installed and maintained throughout all buildings, structures, floors, and suites per LMC Chapter 9.18. All sprinkler and standpipe systems shall be installed per the applicable NFPA and South County Fire (SCF) fire sprinkler standard.  Fire Sprinkler Permit Applications must include 3 sets of plans and datasheets.

Requirements apply to all commercial roofing operations using hot tar or heat producing devices; and all cutting and/or welding operations during construction or demolition activities.  A Hot Works Permit is required in addition to any associated building permits. 

All fire apparatus access roads (fire lanes) shall comply with South County Fire's Fire Apparatus Access Road (Fire Lane) Standard.  A permit is not required for painting fire lanes, however, detailed plans must be submitted and approved, prior to painting any new fire lane or modifying any existing fire lane.    

A permit is required for removal or abandonment of an underground storage tank.  Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan and Stormwater Prevention Pollution Plan (SWPPP) are required prior to obtaining a Underground Storage Tank Removal Permit. In some cases, a Sewer Capping Permit may also be required.

The following requirements apply to all businesses identified as one involving tire sales, tire storage or tire service.  Storage or accumulation of tires presents special fire protection concerns and as such are considered a High-Hazard commodity. Additional safeguards are required for the protection of High-Hazard commodities, especially in buildings that are not protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system. 

The Knox Box Program is designed to give authorized Fire Department personnel access to keys and allows Fire Department personnel to quickly gain access to buildings during an emergency.