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Fireworks permits:

A permit is required to conduct a public or private commercial fireworks display (by a licensed shooter). The permit fee is $150.00. To obtain an application for a fireworks permit, click on title.

No permits are available for consumer fireworks displays as most consumer fireworks are illegal in Iowa.

Pyrotechnics Permits:

A permit is required to conduct an indoor or outdoor pyrotechnics display. The permit fee is $150.00. To print an application for a pyrotechnics permit, click on title.

Above/Underground flammable or combustible liquid tank installation:

A permit is required to install any underground flammable or combustible liquid storage tank. The permit fee is $200.00 per tank. To print an application for an above/underground tank installation, click on title.

Aboveground flammable or combustible liquid storage tanks greater than 1,100 gallon capacity also need approval from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. (www.dps.state.ia.us/fm)

Underground flammable or combustible liquid tank removal:

A permit is required to remove any underground flammable or combustible liquid storage tank. To print an application for an underground tank removal, click on title.

LP Tanks:

A permit is required for each LP above ground tank with a capacity of 500 gallons or more. The permit fee is $200.00 per tank. To print an application for an above/underground tank installation, click on title.

Open Burning:

The use of commercially made fire pits and chimneas is allowed in the City of Sioux City.  A permit is required to conduct any other type of open burning. Open burning permits may be granted to burn landscape waste only. The permit fee is $20.00 a day or $30.00 for two consecutive days.  A permit can be obtained by calling 279-6377 or stopping by our office.  For a complete list of rules regarding open burning, click on title.

Prescribed Burning:

  A permit can be obtained to conduct a perscribed burn within Sioux City.  Applicants must have an approved Prescribed Burn Plan and contract a certified agency to conduct the burn.  For questions regarding a prescribed burn, please contact our office at 279-6377.

Commercial Tree Burn:

  A permit can be obtained to conduct a commercial tree burn within Sioux City.  Applicants must have the site and equipment approved.  For questions regarding a commercial tree burn, please contact our office at 279-6377.

Plan Review:

Plans for fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems and standpipe systems, must be submitted and approved before installation. The plan review fee ranges from $100.00 to $300.00. 

-For rules regarding submitting fire alarm plans, please click here.  These documents must accompany submittals.

-For a fire suppression system plan review worksheet click here.  These documents must accompany submittals.

-For kitchen hood suppression systems, the plan review fee of $100 must accompany the submittal.

Water Flow Test:

The Fire Prevention Bureau will conduct hydrant flow tests upon receipt of a flow test request form. The flow test fee is $100.00. To print a request for hydrant flow test/data, click on title.

Environmental Assessment Research: 

The Fire Prevention Bureau will conduct an environmental assessment of properties located in the City of Sioux City.  The fee for these assessments is $25 per hour with a one hour minimum.  To print an Environmental Assessment Research Request, click on title.