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Special Business Permits

Special Operating Permits

Some businesses and employees are required to obtain special permits to operate in the City, including:

Call Public Safety at 408-730-7117 to schedule an appointment.

If your business is a private patrol service, call 408-730-7100 for more information.

Operational Fire Permits

You must obtain an operational fire permit for any activity, material or process identified in the California Fire Code Section 105, as amended by the City of Sunnyvale in SMC 16.52, including the following:

  • Locations with an occupant load greater than 49 persons
  • Nightclub
  • Commercial child care center
  • Business with high-piled stock (e.g., hardware store, warehouse or storage facility)
  • Business with hazardous materials (e.g., dental office, auto repair garage)

Fire Prevention conducts inspections prior to issuing these permits.

To apply for an operational fire permit, email Fire Prevention or call 408-730-7212.

View operational fire permits and fees

Find License and Permit Ordinances

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2021