Fire Prevention - The Bureau of Fire and Life Safety

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Message from the Fire Marshal: The Bureau of Fire and Life Safety manages the District's annual fire inspection program. In an effort to accomplish an inspection on all commercial occupancies within our District on an annual basis, the engine companies are assigned annual fire inspections that generally require a limited amount of technical fire code application and interpretation. Fire and Life Safety staff complete inspections that require high-level technical applications of fire code, or that require a greater amount of time to complete, as well as follow-up on the inspections conducted by the engine companies.

The MPFPD is currently operating under the 2016 California Fire Code (CFC) and local ordinance by ratification for the Town of Atherton, City of East Palo Alto, City of Menlo Park and areas of unincorporated southern San Mateo County.

Digital Plan Submittal

Menlo Park Fire District is happy to announce our new Online Permitting System with Accela Citizen Access (ACA). Here you can submit your application, upload required documents, pay fees, and schedule your inspections. You can view your status at any time by logging into the account you created.

To begin the process, please create an account: https://aca-prod.accela.com/mpfd/Default.aspx


Fire Marshal

Jon Johnston
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Fire Prevention Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 3:00 pm (temp hours)
Call 650-688-8400 or 650-688-8425 to schedule appointments
Until further notice

170 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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