The California Fire Code was adopted by Escondido Fire Department (Ordinance No. 2016-13) and the Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District (2016.116.1-4). The Escondido Fire Department enforces both fire code adoptions as it relates to permits to operate (Operational Permits) and Construction Permits.

Any property owner or authorized agent who conducts an operation or business shall make application to the Escondido Fire Department and obtain the required permit. A permit is official document or certificate issued by the Escondido Fire Department which authorizes performance of a specified activity. Multiple permits for the same location, depending on their use, may be required and can be consolidate into a single permit and each provision is listed on the permit.


Aerosol Products (1.)

Amusement Building

Aviation Facilities - aircraft servicing, repair, fuel serving vehicles (2.)

Carnivals and Fairs

Cellulose Nitrate Film (1.)

Combustible Fibers (1.)

Combustible Dust Producing Operations (Operations Producing Combustible Dusts) (1.)

Compressed Gases, Storage and Handling (1.)

Covered and Open Mall Buildings

Cryogenic Fluids (1.)

Cutting and Welding

Dry Cleaning

Exhibits and Trade Shows


Fire Hydrants and Valves

Flammable and Combustible Liquids (1.)

Floor Finishing (1.)

Fruit and Crop Ripening

Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Hazardous Materials (1.)

Hazardous Production Facilities (HPM)

High-Piled Storage (1.)

Hot Work Operation (2.)

Industrial Ovens

Lumber Yards and Woodworking Plants (1.)

Liquid or Gas-Fueled Vehicles or Equipment in Assembly Buildings

LP-Gas Over 500 Gallons, Cargo Tankers that Transport LP-Gas (1.)

Magnesium (1.)

Miscellaneous Combustible Storage (1.)

Open Burning

Open Flames and Torches

Open Flames and Candles

Organic Coatings (1.)

Public Assembly

Private Fire Hydrants

Pyrotechnic Special Effects Material

Pyroxylin Plastics (1.)

Refrigeration Equipment

Repair Garages and Motor Fueling and Dispensing Facilities

Rooftop Heliports

Spraying or Dipping

Storage of Scrap Tires and Tire Byproducts (1.)

Temporary Membrane Structures and Tents

Tire-Rebuilding Plants

Waste Handling

Wood Products (1.)


Production Facilities (3.)

Pyrotechnics and Special Effects (3.)

Live Audiences (3.)



1.  Permit has additional requirements or exceptions.  Refer to California Fire Code Section 105.6.

2.  Additional permit may be required based upon work type and activity.

3.  Very specific occupancy use and the use of special effects.  Refer to California Fire Code Section 105.6.