This permit or construction changes to a fire permit is required for the installation of all fire suppression systems including fire alarm, kitchen hood, fire supression/sprinkler or underground systems to comply with the minimum standards necessary to safeguard public health, safety and welfare. In addition, fire permits are required prior to altering, adding or replacing any existing fire suppression or fire alarm system. A fire permit is not required for the maintenance of fire suppression and fire alarm systems pursuant to Chapter 9 in the California Fire Code.
There are two categories for Fire Permits: No-Plan and Plan.
Obtain or complete the following documents:
You will be required to upload the completed PDF documents from Steps 3 and 4.
Projects involving the replacement, movement, or addition of up to four fire alarm devices or appliances in an existing fire alarm system will not require the submittal of fire alarm plans, calculations and manufacturer’s data sheets provided that the design meets the conditions specified in Sections II or III of Affidavit for Fire Alarm Alterations or TIs (Form DS-163).
All other TIs and new buildings must provide plans and calculations as specified in Information Bulletin 137.