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505 W. Olive Ave., Suite 150
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Proposed Increases to Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials Fees
The Sunnyvale City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers to review proposed increases to Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials permit and inspection fees, including apartment, hotel and motel inspection fees. The fee adjustments being considered will become effective July 1, 2017.

The purpose of the proposed fee increases is to better align fees with the cost of delivering inspection and permitting services and to improve fire prevention and hazardous materials services. The types of businesses that will be affected is varied and includes among others, restaurants, repair garages and research and development facilities.  

Participate in Informational Meetings
You have an opportunity to attend any one of three informational meetings to find out more about the proposed changes and ask questions prior to the hearing. 

  • Tuesday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to noon 
  • Wednesday, May 17 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 
  • Thursday, May 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Meetings to be held at the West Conference Room, City Hall, 456 W. Olive Ave.


What We Do

The Fire Prevention and Fire Protection Engineering Unit is staffed with two full-time Fire Inspectors, three full-time Fire Protection Engineers, two full-time Hazmat Inspectors, and two casual Office Staff, all under the supervision of the Fire Marshal.

Fire Prevention is tasked with fire and life-safety inspections of a variety of occupancies within Sunnyvale. These occupancies include facilities that possess fire operations permits such as public assemblies, high piled storage, repair garages, and many more. Fire Prevention staff also inspect all high rise buildings, schools, healthcare facilities, hazardous materials occupancies, and complex buildings.  Smaller businesses and most apartment buildings receive annual inspections by fire operations personnel (engine and truck companies).

Fire Protection Engineering staff review building and fire plans for new construction and tenant improvements, and also conduct the field inspections for projects of this type. 

Engineering staff are available at the One-Stop Permit Center at City Hall, 456 W. Olive Ave., Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  No appointments are accepted and meetings are on a first‑come, first-served basis.

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8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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