Fire Alarm Permits
The City of Portage Code of Ordinances requires a users permit for all new or existing businesses and residences that have a monitored fire alarm system. An application can be made during the plan review process (preferred for new businesses) or by completing the online application form.
Follow this link to complete and submit a Fire Alarm Permit.
Recreational Fire Permits
Recreational fires are permitted under Section 34-94 of the City of Portage Code of Ordinances. They are subject to the provisions of the Code and all associated rules and regulations. Original permits will be issued to property owners only after an inspection of the site of the proposed fires. Permits are valid for two years. A renewal may be granted without a re-inspection if no complaints have been received during the previous permit period. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to apply for a renewal if one is desired. A permit is not required for a commercial outdoor fireplace or similar device; however, the rules and regulations for recreational fires must still be followed. The current fee for a recreational fire permit inspection is $20. The permit renewal fee is $5.
Regulations For a Recreational Fire:
Follow this link to complete and submit a Recreational Fire Permit.