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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Permits - Construction Plan Review

Oak Harbor Fire Permit Process

Fire Permit Application Form (PDF). 

To review the PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE, click link or follow the [Documents] box above.

General Fire Permit Process
  1. Complete a Permit Application (available online, at Fire Station and at City Hall).
  2. Submit plans. See submittal notes below for the permit requested.
  3. Plan review by Fire Marshal and permit fee assignment (fee based on permit fee scheduleavailable online and/or Fire Marshal’s hourly rate).
  4. Required fees may be paid at the City’s utility office or at Oak Harbor Fire Department.  Pleas note, the Fire Department accepts checks only. Payments by credit card, debit card, and/or cash must bepaid at the City’s Utility Office.
  5. Permit Issued and work may be started.
Listed, by category, are the procedures when applying for a permit from the fire department.
Underground oil tank - Residential:
  • Provide a site plan, showing the location of the tank and its relation to the house.
  • Indicate if tank is to be removed or abandoned in place.
  • Work may be completed by home owner
Underground oil tank - Commercial:
  • Provide site plan, detailing location of tank(s)
  • Provide contractors information
  • Have site inspected as per Department of Ecology requirements
  • Work must be completed by licensed contractor
LPG Tank installation:
  • Provide site plan detailing the size location of tanks to be installed
  • Site plan shall also indicate property lines, and building locations
  • Work to be completed by certified installer
Fire Alarm Plans:
  • Submit two complete sets of fire alarm plans for review and approval
  • Plans to include floor plan, detector locations, battery calculations, monitoring company
  • Work must be completed by licensed fire alarm contractor
Fire Sprinkler Plans:
  • Submit three complete sets of sprinkler system plans for review and approval.
  • Plans to include floor plan, hydraulic calculations, type of sprinklers, and locations
  • Work must be completed by licensed fire sprinkler contractor.
Hood and Duct Suppression System plans:
  • Submit two complete sets of plans detailing type of system and head location
  • Work must be completed by a licensed installer.

If you have questions or would like further assistance, please contact our Fire Marshal, Deputy Chief Mike Buxton.

Chapter 8.06  Section 8.06.010 of the Oak Harbor Municipal Code 


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