What do I need to have to submit a Sprinkler plan?
  • A site plan (to scale) that shows the hook-up connections to the local water supply, the location of hydrants and cross streets in relation to the building site, the location of the PIV(s), the location of the fire department connection(s) to the building, and the location of any external pump house(s) and backflow prevention devices
  • The signature, stamp, and certificate of competency number of the designer of the sprinkler system
  • A riser detail drawing that would likely show the fire department bypass connection to the sprinkler system
  • Pump system detail drawings for the main pump, jockey pumps, and sensing system (if necessary)
  • Typical system hangar detail drawing(s)
  • Cross section views of the building in order to clarify: the structure of any attic or interstitial spaces within the building; if the piping and sprinkler locations are at any inclined angles and how water flows through the system to the different floors of the building
  • A sprinkler piping detail drawing* for each floor of the building showing the size of pipes being used throughout the system, the location of system hangers, and the location and type of all fire protection equipment
  • A reflected ceiling plan drawing* for each floor that shows the room designations, sprinkler head locations, and the locations of walls within the building (this would also be a good place to identify any fire rated walls, doors, etc. so that the reviewer can more easily determine why a particular room doesn’t have sprinklers in it)
  • *Note: If the building is not that complicated, the piping detail drawing and the reflected ceiling plan drawing can be combined. A good rule of thumb is that if the drawing looks “too busy” to you then it will probably confuse the reviewer
  • A set of hydraulic calculations for both the most remote and the most hydraulically demanding areas for each sprinkler system in the building (please note that these may be different areas in the building)
  • Site Water Flow test data. Note: the test must have been performed within 6 months of the plan submittal to this office and the instruments used for the test must have been calibrated within the year preceding the actual test date. Finally, the local fire and/or water departments having jurisdiction may require that a representative be present during the actual test
  • Technical literature for the equipment expected to be used on the project. This would include: 
    1. Specific manufacturer, model, and SIN number of all sprinklers
    2. Pump performance curves for fire pumps and the total volume and elevation of any water tanks
    3. Any associated data for Backflow Prevention Devices, check valves, fire department connections, etc.


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1. How do I request a fire inspection?
2. Does the Fire Department do residential construction inspections?
3. How do I submit commercial construction plans and how does the plan review process work?
4. What are the construction permit fees?
5. What is the fee for a certificate of occupancy and how long is it good for?
6. What system testing does the Fire Department witness?
7. How many sprinkler plans and alarm plans do I need to submit?
8. What do I need to have to submit a Sprinkler plan?
9. What do I need to have to submit a Fire Alarm plan?