|Fire protection in St. Louis County is provided by 23 fire protection districts and 20 municipal fire departments. Fire protection districts are independent taxing jurisdictions. Fire departments exist as part of municipal governments, and the cost of fire protection is included in the municipal tax rate. These districts and departments are primarily staffed by full-time employees, with a few using some on-call personnel and/or auxiliaries to supplement paid firefighters as needed.
This web site is designed to give you an idea of what the fire districts and departments require to build and/or remodel a structure in their respective areas. We have provided the permit application forms for several districts as well. Until further notice the permit application forms for some districts can be printed and mailed/faxed to the appropriate district/department.