Fire Marshal Plans Review Walk-Through Program


SCOPE OF PROGRAM

PROGRAM CHANGES

Effective the week of March 3, 2014, changes to the plans review walk-through program will take effect. More specifically, items 1-6 in the guidelines and restrictions section below have been adjusted in response to contractor feedback.

The plans review walk-through program applies to only the following:

  • Tenant Sprinkler Plans
  • Temporary Tent Permit Applications & Plans

Note: No other types of plans are accepted for walk-through review.

DAYS & HOURS OF OPERATION


  • Only Tuesday and Thursday of each week  (excluding holidays)
  • Morning - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
  • Afternoon - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

GUIDELINES & RESTRICTIONS


  1. Plans will be processed in the order received.
  2. No more than 3 walk-through plans per day will be accepted from any given sprinkler firm.
  3. No more than 4 walk-through plans per day will be accepted from any plans runner firm.
  4. A maximum of 12 submissions total, per walk-through day will be accepted.
  5. On walk-through days when 12 submissions have been accepted before 12 p.m., the 12 submission limit per walk-through day will be waived until 12 p.m.
  6. The walk-through submitter must wait on in the lobby area while the plan is being reviewed. If the walk-through submitter chooses to be elsewhere and questions arise about the plan, the plan may be set aside since the questions will not be able to be answered.
  7. Actual review time will not necessarily be less than 1 hour, depending on the complexity of the plan. If plan information is incomplete, or if existing records are incomplete or inconclusive, review may take longer.
  8. Please make every effort to provide the correct address, including floor and suite number, in order for the review to proceed expeditiously.
  9. Tenant Sprinkler Plans:
    • Tenant space must be 4500 square feet or less.
    • Tenant sprinkler plans cannot require calculations. If it is in the remote area or otherwise requires calculations, it cannot be treated as a walk-through.
    • Preaction, Dry Pipe, and Limited Area sprinkler systems all require calculations and cannot be reviewed during a walk-through.
    • Tenant sprinkler plans received after 3:00 p.m. may not be processed until the next morning beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Note: Same day review is not guaranteed.
  10. Temporary Tent Permit Applications & Plans:
    • Consult the following code compliance guideline for permit application and plan submittal requirements - Temporary Tents (PDF) 


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