Fire Prevention Division


The Fire Prevention Division encompasses the Fire Marshal’s Office which oversees all Community Risk Reduction activities. These efforts are undertaken through the Fire Marshal and include the following areas: Public Education, Fire Inspections, Fire/Arson Investigations, Commercial and Residential Plan Review, and participation on the Development Review Committee (DRC).

Each year, the Fire Marshal’s Office conducts fire inspections in existing businesses and for new construction projects throughout the city. Violations are brought to the attention of the business owner or construction project manager. These inspections help ensure that properties are safely built and maintained and that new businesses are safe for employees and visitors.

The Prevention Division is led by Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Ray Isom who is responsible for developing, maintaining, and enforcing all related fire codes and ordinances. Currently, the Anna Fire Department enforces the 2015 International Fire Code as amended by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and local ordinances. These amendments may be accessed here: Anna Ordinances Intl Fire Code and Amendments 

Although exceptions and variances are not allowed, equivalencies may be considered on a case-by-case basis. This typically requires signed documentation from a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Fire Protection Engineer (FPE).

Please review the information below regarding new construction requirements, inspection requests, and the plan review process. In order to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) from the Building Department, a Fire Final inspection must be successfully completed.

All electronic submittals and correspondence regarding permitting should be conducted through

Contractor Information, Inspection Guides, and Forms

Sign Specification Guide

Automatic Gates 

Access Control - Delayed Egress

Fire Final Inspection Request Form

Pre-Test Certification / Inspection Request

Knox Boxes

Underground Storage Tank Removal 

Pyrotechnics - Outdoor Display

Pyrotechnics - Proximate Audience Display 

Mobile Food Units

Mobile Food Unit Inspection

Food Truck Safety - NFPA Fact Sheet 

Mobile Food Truck Guidelines and Requirements

Development Guidelines

Anna FD Pre-Construction - Commercial Development Guidelines

Anna FD Pre-Construction - Residential Subdivision Guidelines

Plan Reviews

In order to provide the highest levels of customer service, all fire-related permits, fire-related plan submittals, and fire-related operational permits are coordinated by the Fire Marshal’s Office. A 3rd party plan review process is utilized in order to decrease wait times, lower costs, and improve accuracy. Please refer to the documents below to learn more about the process and associated permit fees. Thank you.

Plan Review and Permit Forms

3rd Party Plan Review Process and Vendor List

Anna FD Fire Protection Permit Application - Fillable

For questions, please contact our Fire Prevention Captain, James Dockray "Doc" at 214.831.5342 or email him at