Pocatello Fire Department Applications and Permits

Burning Permits

Open burning in Pocatello requires a burning permit except when cooking or warming fires. Burn permits may be purchased at Fire Station #1 located at 408 E Whitman in Pocatello.

  • $10 – Burn permit (30 days)
  • $30 – Burn permit (annual)

Other Permits Issued by the PFD

For information on applying for other permits issued by the Pocatello Fire Department, please contact Fire Prevention at fireprevention@pocatello.us, visit us at Fire Station #1 at 408 E Whitman, or contact us by phone at 208-234-6201.

Solid Fuel Burning Appliance

Underground Storage Tank

Flow Testing

  • $60 – Water supply (hydrant flow) testing
  • $100 – Private hydrant system (per hydrant)

Fireworks

  • $60 – Permit for retail sale of “safe and sane” fireworks and inspection of firework stand
  • $125 – Public fireworks display

Flammable & Combustible Materials Storage Tanks

Aircraft Refueling

  • $125 (annual fee) – Permit for the operation of aircraft refueling vehicles for one year, application required (Vendor Permit and Inspection)
  • $25 (annual fee) – Aircraft refueling certification for one year, application required (Individual Operator Certification)

Life Safety Systems

INSTALLATION OR MODIFICATION

BUSINESS AND TECHNICIANS

To obtain these permits, please contact the Pocatello Fire Prevention Bureau at 208-234-6201.

Fire Department Construction Permit

  • Construction Plan Review and Inspection Fee – 16% of building permit fee 
  • Sprinkler System Permit Fees – $150 base fee plus $2.00 per head, Fire Sprinkler, Standpipe and Fire Pump System (plan review and installation inspection)  
  • Fire Alarm Permit and Plan Review Fee – $100 base fee plus $4.00 per device
  • Hood Plan Review and Inspection Fee – $100 Commercial Kitchen Hood Extinguishing System (plan review and inspection)
  • Additional Inspection – $40 per visit for any construction permits requiring more than two inspections
    • $140 – First hour of after-hours inspection
    • $70 – Each additional hour of an after-hours inspection
    • After-hours inspections, if available, are between 5 PM and 8 AM and on weekends
  • Special Hazard Plan Review – $100
  • Detonation of Explosives Permit – $150

False Alarms

False alarms within a 6-month consecutive period (business owner responsible)

  • 1st and 2nd false alarms – $0.00
  • 3rd false alarm – Warning Letter
  • 4th false alarm – $150.00 
  • 5th and subsequent false alarms – $300.00
A 3% convenience fee will be charged on all card transactions.