FD: Fire Marshal's Office
For Certificate of Occupancy (CO) and CSS "FIRECON" Permits
All inspection requests must go through the Customer Self-Service (CSS) Portal and must be made by the company/contractor the permit is issued.
Please note that it is not normal practice for the Fire Marshal's Office to approve the release of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO). Please see our General CO Requirement Guidelines for assistance in a successful Fire CO Inspection.
Inspections requested by email can be sent to FMO@McKinneyTexas.org and must include the following:
- Fire permit number(s) [COM permit if a CO inspection]
- Project name and address (including suite number)
- Inspection type
- Statement of passed pre-test
- Phone number to confirm schedule date and time
Once the request has been received, the permit technician will contact the requestor and finalize a date and time for your inspection.
Please note that all applicable inspection fees will be assessed due to failed inspections, cancellations, no-shows, no permit on-site, etc.
In accordance with State law, and to ensure the continued functionality of required fire protection systems, all red and yellow tagged system notices shall be submitted via email to FMO@McKinneyTexas.org.
- Operational Permit Application
- See Operational Permits under Existing Businesses Tab
- Flow Test Application
Operational Permits - PDFs
The McKinney Fire Department requires the following operational permits. Complete and submit the appropriate permit application and additional documentation for your operation to the Fire Marshal’s Office. Each permit application must be accompanied by a $100 permit fee. Permits must be renewed annually. If your facility or business needs more than four permits, your maximum fee will still be $400.
- Amusement buildings | Operation of a special amusement building.
- Carnivals and fairs | Permit required for operation of a carnival or fair.
- Flammable combustible liquids at construction sites |Temporary use and dispensing of diesel or gasoline at a construction site.
- Hazardous materials | Store, transport on-site, dispense, use or handle hazardous materials.
- HPM facilities | Storage, handling or use of hazardous production materials.
- High-piled storage | Use of a building or portion of a building as a high-piled storage area exceeding 500 square feet.
- LP-gas exchange | Storage, use and handling of a consumer propane exchange operation.
- Motor fuel-dispensing facilities | Operation of automotive, marine and fleet motor fuel-dispensing facilities.
- Open burning | Kindling or maintaining an open fire or a fire on any public street, alley, road or other public or private ground. Instructions and stipulations of the permit must be followed. Open burning must be in accordance with the Open Burning Ordinance 2018-01-003.
- Places of assembly | Operate a place of assembly, such as a church, restaurant or gymnasium. What is an assembly?
- Pyrotechnic special effects material | Use and handling of pyrotechnic special effects material.
- Repair garages | Operation of a motor vehicle repair garage.
- Cooking Tents | Operate an air-supported temporary membrane structure, a temporary stage canopy or cumulative tent area in excess of 400 square feet.
- Carbon Dioxide Beverage Dispensing
- Spraying or Dipping Flammable Combustible Finishes | Spraying or dipping operation using flammable or combustible liquids, or the application of combustible powder. Examples may include, paint spray booth, powder coating, painting operations, chemical dipping, spray on truck bed liners, or spray foam insulation.
- Dry Cleaning | An operational permit is required to engage in the business of dry cleaning or to change to a more hazardous cleaning solvent used in existing dry cleaning equipment.
- Open Flames and Candles | An operational permit is required to use open flames or candles in connection with assembly areas, dining areas of restaurants or drinking establishments.
Annual Self-Evaluation Program
This program allows business owners to conduct their own fire-safety review, avoid business interruptions, and save money through an exemption of accessible fees for annual inspections.
Your business may be eligible if:
- Under 5,000 total square feet
- Considered light-hazard / low-risk
- Do NOT have a fire sprinkler, fire alarm, or kitchen hood suppression system
- Do NOT require an annual operational permit
If you believe you are eligible for the self-evaluation program:
- Submit a request for verification
- If eligible to participate you will receive a code to enter on the online evaluation form.
- Complete the Inspection form - and you are done for the year!
In order to continue to participate and receive the benefits of the Business Self-Evaluation Programs you must:
- Submit a request and conduct an evaluation annually
- Correct all deficiencies found in your evaluations
- Every third year must have a Fire Department on-site inspection.
The McKinney Fire Department has achieved an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Property Protection Classification (PPC) rating of 1, up from a 2, and that may mean savings for you.
- Letter for fire coverage for Trinity Falls residents
- Trinity Falls Fire Coverage Map
- Trinity Falls Interactive Map
- Interactive Fire Service Map
Additional information and limited exceptions on PPC ratings
- Properties located within 1000 ft. of a fire hydrant or water supply suction point and within 5 miles of a fire station will use a Class 1 rating.
- Properties located farther than 1000 ft. of a fire hydrant or water supply suction point and within 5 miles of a fire station will receive the Class 1Y rating.
Most fires happen in the home, so the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) now offers an online Self-Evaluation for McKinney homeowners in a single-family residences. It is our goal to collaborate with you to have a fire-safe community and reduce the risk of fire in your home.
Learn How to Keep your Family Safe
Residential fires make up about 70% of total fires in McKinney. Education on home fire safety is key to keeping you and your family safe. We invite you to complete a brief online questionnaire. Items include electrical, addressing, fireplace, chemical storage, escape plan and of course, smoke alarms. After filling out and submitting the online evaluation, you can opt to receive a certification of completion.
Let's work together to make McKinney one of the most fire-safe communities in the state!