Fire Prevention


Fire Code 2015 regulation book coverThe Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for enforcing the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC), which contains regulations to safeguard life and property from fires and explosion hazards, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, which are designed to minimize the risk and effects of fire by establishing criteria for building, processing, design, service and installation.

The Fire Prevention Bureau also enforces standards referenced in the IFC or adopted by the State of South Carolina, as well as various City ordinances. Additionally, the City has adopted the International Code Council's "family" of codes, as approved by the South Carolina Building Code Council. The International Code Council is a membership association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, building and compliance process.

Fire Prevention Forms

Fire Permit ApplicationFire Watch Log Sheets (PDF)

Note: Fire watch log sheets are used by business and housing property owners when fire warning equipment tests fail in an occupied building. Log sheets must be completed manually every 30 minutes until repair is complete.

Fire Permit Application

CONTRACTORS: Please be advised the City's submittal standards for required documents will be enforced.  City of Greenville Electronic Submittal Standards

Tents, Membrane & SPECIAL EVENT Structures

The following is an outline of the basic or common requirements to be adhered to when erecting/operating a tent or membrane structure. Temporary Use Permit

Code References*

*The Greenville City Fire Department does not administer these sites and makes no representation to the accuracy of the information. Code research should include a review of the most recently adopted versions, as well as validation of all information sources.