Contractor's Corner


The Fire Marshal’s Office assists in development by sitting on the Development Review Committee (DRC) with other departments within the city. The DRC attempts to identify and resolve code issues in the earliest stages of a project. To schedule an appointment with the Fire Marshal please call 972.564.7368.

Plan Review

The Fire Marshal’s Office reviews all fire protection system plans. The plan review must be completed prior to issuance of an installation permit. The City of Forney has recently implemented MyGov, an online software program that enables citizens and registered contractors to access building permit information, schedule inspections, and see the status of their projects. 


The Fire Marshal’s Office issues both installation and operational permits. Permits are not issued until the plan review is completed and all other appropriate documentation is in place. No inspections, acceptance tests, or Certificates of Occupancy will be scheduled until all permits are in place. Installation or operation of a permitted activity, without a permit may result in double fees.

Acceptance Testing

The Fire Marshal’s Office must accept all fire protection systems. To schedule an acceptance test have your installation permit number ready and call 972.564.7368.

Additional links on this page will provide access to the applications, checklists and informational guides. These items will provide critical information needed to successfully complete the commercial project plan review, permitting and inspections process.

Fire Codes and Standards

Fire Permits, Guidelines and Plans