Fire Codes & Fire Permits

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Fire Code

The City of Richland Hills has adopted, by ordinance, the 2012 International Fire Code as the city’s fire code.  The following list makes up the rest of the codes and ordinances followed by the Richland Hills Fire/Rescue Department:

  • City of Richland Hills’ Code of Ordinances, Chapter 38 Fire Prevention and Protection
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Amendments to the 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)

Copies of the 2012 International Fire Code, the 2012 Life Safety Code, the NCTCOG Amendments and Chapter 38 of the City of Richland Hills’ Code of Ordinances are available for review in the Fire Administration Office.

If you have questions regarding the city’s Fire Code please contact the Fire Chief at 817-616-3755.


Fire Permits

Permits are required for the installation or modification of any fire sprinkler system or fire alarm system installed in the City of Richland Hills.  The city has adopted, by ordinance, the 2012 International Fire Code, 2012 International Building Code and the North Central Texas Council of Government (COG) Amendments to both of those codes.  Contractors are required to submit a minimum of two sets of paper plans and one set of electronic plans by CD or thumb drive.

A Fire Permit Application can be obtained at the Fire Administration office or downloaded by clicking the following link:

Fire Permit Application 

The permit fee is based on the valuation of the job being performed.   To obtain a permit please complete the Permit Application, submit it with 3 copies of the plans and technical specifications (two will be returned) and payment for the permit and plan review.  The city has up to 10 business days in which to return submitted plans.  You can click the following link to see our Permit Fee Schedule:

Building Permit Fees 

If you have question please contact Fire Administration at 817-616-3750.


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