Burn Permits




·     NO BURNING at all is allowed within the City of Pacific, per City Ordinance and DNR regulations.


·     Burning is allowed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) beginning on September 16 thru April 14.  Allowed burning is limited to bonfires, recreational fires and brush and leaf piles which are no greater in size than 16 square feet.  Burning must be completed between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Except for bonfires/recreational fires).  Visit the Missouri DNR website  http://dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub2047.htm


·     Under no circumstances shall tires, plastics, coated electrical wires, roof material, or construction waste be burned at any time.  BURNING OF THESE ITEMS IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.  10 CSR-10-5.070 DNR.


·     Open burning shall be at least 50 feet from any building.  Burning in an approved container shall be at least 15 feet from any building.


·     All other types of burning require a permit from the DNR.  The St. Louis DNR Office can be reached by calling 314-416-2960.


·     Residents are asked to notify the Pacific Fire Protection District of all burning activity at one of the following numbers:


Pacific Administrative Offices:         636-257-3633, ext 5 (M-F  7:30 - 4:00)


For calls between 4:00 p.m. Friday evening through 7:30 a.m. Monday morning call one of the numbers listed below:


Pacific Station 1:                                636-257-4160

Robertsville Station 2:                       636-451-6162



Building / Occupancy Permits


The Pacific Fire Protection District has adopted and currently enforces the 2015 edition of the ICC Codes.


BUILDING PERMIT:  A building permit is required if you are going to do any of the following:

             Build one of the following structures:

                     Condo, Apartment, Commercial Building,

                     Commercial Addition or Remodel

             Install one of the following Systems:

                      Sprinkler System, Fire Alarm System, New or Upgrade Fire Suppression System,

                      Range Hood Suppression System above a cooking appliance in a public building.


Application for Building Permit


Fee is different for each permit and dependent on type and extent of construction.


USE / OCCUPANCY PERMIT:  Occupancy permits are required by the Pacific Fire Protection District for owners or tenants to occupy or re-occupy existing commercial space or to occupy newly constructed space; including FIREWORKS STANDS. Other agencies or local governments may require an occupancy permit to be issued as well.   Fee - $75.00   ***There is also a recurring Annual Fee associated with every Occupancy Permit which is invoiced prior to Annual Inspection.


MISCELLANEOUS PERMITS:  Fireworks Display, Storage of Explosives, Burn Permit (Air Curtain Destructor)

There may or may not be a fee associated with these permits.


Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers




The Pacific Fire Protection District will no longer be a drop off point for filling or service work of fire extinguishers.


The local yellow pages list the following companies as Fire Extinguisher dealers:


      Franklin County Fire Extinguisher @ 573-468-8186


      Carman & Associates @ 636-390-8740


      Schuhmacher Fire Equipment @ 636-239-3867


There are also several dealers in St. Louis County that provide service in this area that can be found in other editions of the Yellow Pages.


Commercial and Industrial occupancies are required to have annual servicing of their extinguishers and are encouraged to contract with a reputable company for this annual requirement.


Residential owners are encouraged to have fire extinguishers present in their homes, garages, and shops.


Pricing for refilling and service work and other related charges vary from company to company.


Deputy Chief

Ken Prichard


Knox Box Orders





The Knox Company is switching to online ordering beginning January 1, 2019.  After talking with a District Fire Official to help you determine the correct Knox Box for your needs, you will need to visit www.knoxbox.com and create an account to place an order.


Once on their website, scroll to the bottom and choose “Knox Products” which will take you to a Knox Products screen.  You will need to enter Pacific FPD into the search field to locate the Pacific Fire Protection District.  Choosing the correct Fire District is critical or the Knox box will be keyed incorrectly.


Once you’ve created your account (or logged in to a previously existing account) and completed the order information, including shipping and payment information, the order will be complete and the Knox Device will be sent to you at the address you indicated.


Please call us before you install the Knox box and someone from the District will meet you at your location to assist you in finding the most advantageous location, which should be 48-54” from the top of the box to the finished floor level.


Please call me at 636-257-3633 ext. 11 if you have any questions.



Ken Prichard

Fire Marshal/Deputy Chief