- Fire Policies
Barbecue Grills & Open Flames (PDF)
Barbecuing in any environment presents certain hazards that people should consider so that they can take precautions to reduce the likelihood of starting a fire.
Canopies & Membrane Structures (PDF)
All tents, canopies and membrane structures, both temporary and permanent, shall be in accordance with this section.
Fire Alarm Systems
Learn about fire alarm systems.
Fire Doors Policies (PDF)
Fire rated doors are required to be installed in a number of situations by the building code.
Fire Related Permits
To obtain a permit, download and return the application to the address noted on it. Some permits require you to submit additional documents or obtain additional permits, so read the application carefully.
Fireworks Policy (PDF)
Read the Fireworks policy statement.
Petitions to Install Fire Protection Systems
Fire protection system means pipe, standpipes, sprinklers, control systems, hydrants, and other devices and equipment installed in or outside a building for the primary purpose of eliminating or reducing the spread of fire in the building or providing for safe evacuation of the building, whether the devices and equipment are publicly or privately owned.
Recreational Fires / Open Burning
Recreational fires in Hopkins do not require a permit (except during a burning ban) if they meet these requirements, set forth by the Department of Natural Resources, the State of Minnesota, and the City of Hopkins.
Rental Property Fire Policies
Here you can learn about rental property fire policies.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are mandatory in single family homes and multi-unit dwellings in Minnesota.
The law says the property owner is responsible for providing all single-family dwellings with a minimum of one approved and fully operational CO alarm installed within 10 feet of each room used for sleeping.
A CO alarm produces an audible warning when CO concentrations are high enough to be a health concern.
For more on preventing carbon monoxide poisoning, visit the Minnesota Department of Health's website.