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Fire Permit

This permit is required for the installation of fire suppression systems, fire alarm system, or component of such systems, and 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.


Municipal Code:

PDF icon Fire Permit Procedures

  1. PDF icon Who may prepare Plans, Reports, Calculations, etc?
    • Sprinkler/Suppression/Standpipe systems - Designer of record (installing C-16 contractor) or California licensed Fire Protection or Mechanical Engineer.
    • Fire Underground systems – Designer of record (installing C-16, C-34, C-36 or General Engineering Contractors A or California licensed Civil or Fire Protection Engineer).
    • Fire Alarm systems –Designer of record (installing C-10 contractor) or California licensed Fire Protection or Electrical Engineer.
  2. Additions and Modifications to the California Codes

Exemptions:

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. Learn more about PDF icon exemptions from a fire permit


Submittal Requirements:

  1. Fire Suppression Systems
  2. PDF icon Information Bulletin 137 - Fire Alarm Systems
    • 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 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 PDF icon Affidavit for Fire Alarm Alterations or TIs (Form DS-163).
    • All other TIs and new buildings must provide plans and calculations as specified in PDF icon Information Bulletin 137.

Fee Schedule:


Inspections:


Publications and Resources:

  1. Information Bulletins
  2. Technical Bulletins
  3. Forms
    • PDF icon Form DS-160 - Hydrant Flow Request
    • PDF icon Form DS-161 - Affidavit for Fire Sprinkler Alterations or Tenant Improvements (TIs)
    • PDF icon Form DS-163 - Affidavit for Fire Alarm Alterations or Tenant Improvements (TIs)
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