The Tarrant County Fire Code will ensure that all structures within the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County meet the minimum standards and requirements to reduce the risk of loss in property and life, and to provide citizens with safe environments to live, work and play.

The Tarrant County Fire Code will be applied to all new construction or substantial improvements of commercial buildings, public access buildings and multifamily dwellings. Beginning August 1, 2018, all new construction in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County will be required to have a Construction Permit before the project can begin.

Tarrant County requires Third-Party Plan reviews for all new construction projects to include building and fire protection systems. Guidelines for third-party review.

Forms of payment accepted are Cash, Company Check, Cashier's Check or Money Order payable to Tarrant County.

New Building/Construction/Substantial Improvement Permit Application

Construction Permits apply to the construction of all commercial buildings, public access buildings and multifamily housing of four units or more. Construction Permits also apply to Fire Protection Systems.

Guidelines for Development in the Unincorporated Areas of Tarrant County

Additional Permit Applications

Oil/Gas Well Drilling Permit

Operational Permit

Request a Certificate of Compliance

Fire and Life Safety Inspection

Daycare centers, state licensed facilities, others



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This page was last modified on March 07, 2022


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