Enforcement of Fire Codes & Ordinances

The Gastonia Fire Department's Life Safety Division is responsible for enforcing the fire code in the City of Gastonia. Whether its inspecting existing commercial buildings, new construction, or plan reviews it falls under the respobsibility of the Life Safety Division.
If your project includes the installation or modification of fire alarm and detection systems, automatic sprinkler and standpipe systems, automatic fire suppression systems, spray paint booths, tanks, tents including carnivals, blasting, or underground/aboveground storage tanks please click the link below titled read this first:
Read This First!
Fire Department Construction Permits 
You can now submit permit applications, plans, and pay permit fees online via our new City View Portal. To do so go to https://devsvcs.cityofgastonia.com/Note you must register for an account prior to submittal, and activate the account from a valid email address before using. When applying for an account when prompted to associate the account with a contractor and business license, select NO. When the account is confirmed, go to the above portal page, click apply for a fire permit, in the choose the application type select Fire, and then complete the submittal application.
If you are not submitting electonically, look below for the permit application.
Permit Application
Construction Permit Fees
Plan Review Submittal Requirements
Automatic Fire Suppression System
Fire Alarm & Detection System
Automatic Sprinkler & Standpipe System
Hydrant Flow Test Request
Tank Removal Submittal Requirements
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Aboveground/Underground Storage Tanks
Tents & Membrane Structures
Commercial Building Plan Review Checklist
Helpful Links
Foster Home Inspection Request
Knox Box Policy
Fire Inspection Schedule
Top 10 Code Violations Found During Inspections