Construction and Use Permits

The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for building code inspections, plan reviews, and fire prevention activities. This division is the point for all activities related to fire prevention – from building plan review to inspections to public fire education to working with builders and contractors on fire code issues.

Deputy Chief – Fire Marshal Matt Pagano reports to the Chief of the District. The Fire Marshal’s office also has an Assistant Fire Marshal.

Coordination of activities and communications with the City of Maryland Heights Building Department on all new construction and existing construction remodeling projects helps to insure that residents and builders receive the appropriate permits and inspections.


The Maryland Heights Fire District requires a Permit Application (PDF Download) be completed, submitted electronically, and approved for any construction project.

Please submit all Building Plans and Permit Applications via email to [email protected].  Any plan set greater than 4 pages requires electronic submission, and electronic submission is preferred for all plans.  If files are too large to be emailed, you may also drop them off on a portable flash drive.  If you are an architect and have large files, please contact [email protected] for information on  sharing the files via Dropbox.

The $150 Plan Review Fee is payable in advance.  Upon approval, there will be a $100 Base Permit Fee + $3/$1,000 of Construction Costs.

The Maryland Heights Fire Protection District is only accepting credit card payments, cashiers checks or company checks for payment of permit fees. No personal checks will be accepted.