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Permit Information

New Bern Fire-Rescue’s Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible for issuing a variety of permits for the City of New Bern.  These permits are broken up into three categories and their corresponding applications as detailed below. Click on the links to go to each permit type's individual page, which contains further information and links to download/submit plans and applications.  Once your application is filled out, email it and all required paperwork to

Fire Protection Systems Permits, (which includes the .pdf Technical Bulletin for Fire Alarms) which cover:

  • Fire Alarms
  • Fire Mains
  • Hood Systems
  • Standpipes
  • Sprinklers
  • Removal & Installation of Above & Underground Storage Tanks
  • Other fire systems

Special Event Permits, which cover:

  • Campfires for warmth or cooking
  • Covered mall buildings
  • Events
  • Fairs
  • Carnivals
  • Fireworks displays
  • Mall displays
  • Trade shows
  • Yard Sales
  • Vehicle Sales

Tent, Stage Canopy and Temporary Membrane Permits.