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.
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.
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.