Inspections & Requirements

Fire Protection System Requirements


All fire protection systems must be installed by a company licensed in the State of Texas for the work being performed.

An automatic fire sprinkler system will be required for commercial and residential structures in excess of 6,000 square feet.

Knox Lock Boxes


Knox Boxes are to be installed at exterior access doors to the fire protection riser rooms or other identified locations as required by the Fire Marshal.

Knox Boxes are ordered on-line at www.Knoxbox.com and are assigned a unique key core for the City of Southlake Fire Department.

To order a Knox box that has been approved and keyed for the Southlake Fire Department:
  • Select the box you want on the Knox website
  • Enter the zip code for Southlake - 76092
  • Select Southlake DPS from the list

Food Trucks 

For information on obtaining a permit for a mobile food truck, please visit the Tarrant County Health Department

Once you have obtained the required permits from Tarrant County Health Department and want to attend an event in Southlake, please contact the Southlake Fire Department to schedule an inspection and utilize the general requirements for fire department requirements for food trucks.  Any questions, please contact the Office of the Fire Marshal at 817-748-8233.