About us

The fire district covers nearly 30 square miles of northwest St. Louis County and includes the communities of:

  • Bridgeton
  • Maryland Heights
  • St. Ann
  • Village of Champ
  • Unincorporated St. Louis County

We enforce ordinances based upon the International Building and Fire Codes.  The Pattonville Fire Protection District currently enforces the requirements of the 2015 International Building Code, the 2015 Existing Building Code, and the 2015 International Fire Code.

Occupancy Permit Fees

If you are ready to move in, you must first apply for re-occupancy, pay your $50 fee and pass a fire safety inspection. If you are doing construction prior to occupancy, the Occupancy Permit fee is included in your building permit.
Inspection Procedures
1.    Apply for Occupancy Permit with the city or county and the fire district.
2.   Prior to calling for a fire inspection, use the checklist provided in this handout to prepare for a successful inspection.
3.   Contact your building inspector first to arrange an inspection appointment. Contact us with your scheduled date and time.
For questions, or to schedule your fire inspection contact the Pattonville Fire Marshal at (314) 281-5026 or by email at


Key Box Requirement

The Pattonville Fire District participates in the Knox Box rapid entry system. Businesses with fire sprinklers or fire alarm systems are required by ordinance to install a Knox Box. For more information go to www.knoxbox.com.



In addition to our emergency services, we provide fire extinguisher, first aid, CPR, AED and fire safety training. Training and preparing for an emergency or disaster is key to quick and decisive action in those critical moments. Your risk management plan is vital to your own preparedness. To arrange for training or consultation please contact us at info@pattonvillefd.com.


Inspection preparations

This is a general checklist of items the fire inspector will review. Use it to prepare for the inspection.

  • Building address is clearly visible from the street.  
  • Exit paths are clear and unobstructed.
  • Fire extinguishers mounted in path of travel, near an exit and must be tagged by a qualified service company within the past year.  (New fire extinguishers are allowed for initial inspection.)
  • Exit signs are working and visible.
  • Emergency lighting sufficiently covers the path of egress.
  • Clear access to electrical panels with 36" clearance around panels.  
  • All electrical outlets, switches, boxes are in good condition.
    • No extension cords may be used as permanent wiring.
  • Combustible storage is neat and orderly.
  • Fire protection and alarm system inspection and test dates are current. This includes tests of fire hydrants on your property.

Other inspections may be required to ensure that the building is safe for occupancy.