A fire/building permit is required for fire alarms, sprinkler systems, suppression systems, spray paint booths, tank installations, and other systems installed for fire detection or suppression in a building or structure. To submit plans for plan check you will need 2 copies of the plans along with two copies of any supporting documentation. You will also need to fill out a permit application at the time of submittal. For a detailed guide on submitting for plan check see the Guide to Obtaining a Building/Fire Permit provided by the Building and Fire Safety Group or in the online Forms Library.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long will it take for my plan check to be completed?
Time periods vary but a typical plan check submittal will take about three weeks.
Will you call or email me when the plan check is done?
Yes. We’ll contact you when the plans are ready for pickup.
What do I do once the plan check is done?
You can pick up your plans from the Building and Fire Safety Division and make the necessary corrections on the plans. Once all of the corrections are made you will need to resubmit them for recheck. When that is complete, we will notify you to come in and pick up your permit.
How long will recheck take?
Recheck will normally take one week.
Fire Permit To Operate
A permit to operate allows you to maintain, store, use or handle materials, or to conduct processes, which produce conditions hazardous to life or property, or to install equipment used in connection with such activities. An inspection of the facility is conducted in order to verify compliance with all Federal, State, and Local codes and regulations related to the character or use of the facility. If the facility passes the inspection, a permit to operate is issued.The permit to operate should be posted in a conspicuous place or be easily accessible when requested. The permit to operate can be revoked if conditions or limitations have been violated, if someone else is using the permit, if it is used at another location, if there is a safety hazard, if there was false information or a misrepresentation in the application, or if the permit is in violation of the fire code.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long is my permit to operate good for?
The expiration date will appear on your permit. Typically, permits are good for a one year time period. However, for low risk/hazard occupancies your permit may be extended beyond a one year time period.
How much will the permit to operate cost?
The fee structure in use by the City is updated on a periodic basis. For an estimate of fees you may call the general information line of the Building and Fire Safety Division and get an estimate of the fee for your permit.
What do I do if the inspection reveals problems or violations?
All violations must be corrected. Unless the problem is of a severe nature, you will typically be given adequate time to correct a problem on your own. However, if violations are not corrected, enforcement action may be necessary.