Fire Marshal's Office

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

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.

Number of Plans Reviewed by Year on Line Chart

Additional Resources

Code Reference Package

NFPA Standards

Fairfax Inspections Database Online (FIDO)

Code Interpretations, Modifications and Appeals

Walk-Through Program

Fire Protection Engineering Consultants

Acceptance Testing of Fire Protection Systems & Special Locks

Fire Safety & Evacuation Planning

Smoke Control Manual

Smoke Control Supplemental Checklist

Common Rejection Reason Comments for Fire

Top Fire Marshal Comments

Fairfax Virtual Assistant