Permits & Inspections
The City of Moorhead adopts the Minnesota State Fire Code per MN Statute 299F.011. The current code is 2020 MN State Fire Code and is comprised of a model code with MN amendments. The model code is the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) edition with 2020 Minnesota amendments.
If you have any fire code questions please contact the Fire Marshal at 218.299.5433 or the Fire Chief at 218.299.5440 or send us an e-mail.
Daycare, Foster Care & Adult Foster Care Inspections
We provide annual fire safety inspections for daycare, child foster care, and adults foster care providers in the City of Moorhead. Fire safety inspections are required by Clay County and have a fee that must be paid.
More information is available about:
Burning Permits, Bonfires & Recreational Fires
More information is available on our Recreational Fires page.
Click on the permit name to download. For additional information, contact our Program Assistant at 218.299.5298.
Fees apply to some permits. Common permits include:
- Annual Fire Alarm Inspection Report
- Fire Alarm System Permit Applications
- Fire Suppression Annual Inspection Form
- Home Fire Safety Inspection Checklist
- New Fire Prevention Permit
- Open Burning Permit
- Tank Removal Permit
- Tank Installation Permit
- Temporary Membrane Structures Permit
- Fireworks Display Permit Application
- Water Based Fire Protection System Permit Application
- Explosives Permit Application
- Fireworks Sales and/or Storage Permit
- Alternative Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Permit Application