Fire Prevention

2017 Safe and Sane Fireworks

Application packets for the 2017 Safe and Sane Fireworks Lottery will be accepted beginning Wednesday, March 1, at 8:30 am, through March 30, 2017, at 4:30 pm. You may submit your completed application package during the month of March, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Friday, March 10 from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon; or Friday, March 24 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please note that City offices are closed every other Friday, including March 3, March 17 and March 31.


Organizations selected through the lottery process must complete an application and pay all applicable fees.  Please note that the Fireworks Enforcement Fee is subject to change, prior to the application due date of June 2, 2017.


You may obtain more detailed information and the required documents by visiting the links below.

For questions, please contact Stockton Fire Prevention or visit the City's Permit Center at 345 N. El Dorado Street.


Fire Prevention Week

Role Fire Prevention Division

The Fire Prevention Division works to reduce the risk of fires and safeguards the lives, welfare, and economy of the community. 


The Fire Prevention Division provides:

  • code enforcement,
  • fire safety education,
  • fire investigation, and
  • special services, such as plan checking and fire code operational permits.


Fire Prevention is managed by a Division Chief, who is also assigned as Fire Marshal. 

Additional sworn personnel include:

  • Fire Captain,
  • Fire Protection Specialist,
  • Arson Investigator, and
  • non-sworn civilians for fire safety inspections, public education, and weed abatement complaints. 

Two non-sworn positions also assist with administrative duties.


The Fire Prevention Division is located in the Permit Center along with the Community Development Department, Planning & Engineering Division and Building & Life Safety Division.

This one-stop location streamlines service for both business owners and contractors.


For more information about the fire prevention operational fire permit and plan check applications, please visit our Permit Center web page.


Fire Safety Regulations 


External Links

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Office of the State Fire Marshal - California  

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 3/1/2017