Fire Inspections & Permits

The City of Woodbury's Fire Marshal oversees the General Fire Safety Inspection Program. This program assists building owners, managers and occupants in identifying and resolving fire and safety issues that could cause injury to people or damage to property and businesses. Depending on your business type, your building will receive an inspection on an annual or triennial basis.

This inspection process consists of a walk-through of your business to determine if required life safety elements are in compliance with the 2020 Minnesota State Fire Code. Please note these inspections are unannounced. However, our staff will contact a business representative upon arriving on-site and prior to the inspection. Our staff will make every effort to not disrupt business operations during the inspection process. 

Please review the General Safety Check Self-Evaluation Form to help you identify common issues our team finds during visits. 

Our Fire Marshal and Inspections team's goal is to help assure businesses are in compliant with State Fire Code in order to create a safer community for all to enjoy. The City of Woodbury looks forward to your success and cooperation in this inspection program.

Fire Permit Information

Woodbury uses a combination permit. General contractors pay for all permits (HVAC, electrical, fire suppression, fire alarm, etc.) at the time the building permit is issued. Fire alarm permits are issued only when there is no related building permit or when a fire alarm system is added to a project after the building permit was issued. 

If you are unsure if your project requires a permit, please contact the Building Permits & Inspections Department.