Office of the Fire Marshal

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, Lobby Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

703-246-4800
TTY 711

12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Richard A. Roatch,
Deputy Chief

Engineering Plans Review

The Engineering Plans Review Branch reviews fire alarm, building, sprinkler, tank, range hood, site and other plans for conformance to the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), the Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC or a.k.a. Fire Prevention Code), the Fairfax County Fire Prevention Code, Public Facilities Manual (PFM) Chapter 9 and NFPA Standards.  Plans Review provides code interpretation for the building industry and general public on plans for new construction, renovations or modifications of sites, buildings, building tenants and fire protection systems.

Over 25 different plan types are reviewed that directly affect life safety.  Visit the Plans Review Inventory area of our website to view the number of plans on-hand and their lag time.

Plans Reviewed Line Graph

 

eReview - Sprinkler Walk-Through Program

The Office of the Fire Marshal is now accepting electronic plan submissions for sprinkler permits that meet the Walk-Through Program criteria.   Detailed guidelines on the process are provided below.

eReview Guidelines for the Walk-Through Program

 

eReview

The Office of the Fire Marshal is now accepting electronic plan submissions for all plan types.  This includes, but is not limited to: All Sprinkler permits, all Fire Alarm permits, all Underground Water Line permits, and all Public Safety and Tent Plans.  Detailed guidelines on the process are provided below.

eReview General Submittal Guidelines (All plan types)

 

Additional Resources

Code Reference Packages

NFPA Standards

Fairfax Inspections Database Online (FIDO)

Plan Review Submittal Requirements - Commercial

Code Interpretations, Modifications and Appeals

Walk-Through Program

Fire Protection Engineering Consultants

Acceptance Testing of Fire Protection Systems & Special Locks

Emergency Planning & Preparedness

Smoke Control Manual

Smoke Control Supplemental Checklist

Common Rejection Reason Comments for Fire

Top Fire Marshal Comments

Fairfax Virtual Assistant