The McAllen Fire Department has a limited but important role in the development process. The Fire Prevention Division of the McAllen Fire Department is involved in the subdivision and pre-permit reviews to insure public safety.
Anyone having questions pertaining to fire protection on subdivisions or pre-permit issues should contact the Fire Prevention Division.
Fire Prevention Permit Review Process
(for permits that require Fire Sprinkler, Fire Alarm or Automatic Extinguishing Systems)
- Building Department Plan Examiner sets requirements or condition for new construction or remodeling.
- Any permit that requires fire sprinkler, fire alarm or automatic extinguishing systems such as kitchen hood systems are reviewed by the Fire Prevention Division.
- The Fire Inspector reviews the permits and adds comments or conditions to the permits.
Fire Prevention personnel review subdivision plats to add comments or conditions. We also answer any questions pertaining to fire protection issues concerning to new subdivisions.