Fire Protection System Permits

Select the type of permit you need:

  1. Fire Alarm
  2. HVAC Duct Detector
  3. Fire Sprinkler
  4. Kitchen Hood & Paint Booth

Submittal Requirements

To apply for a fire alarm permit, the following is required:
  • Floor plan with device layout
  • Device specifications
  • Zone Map
  • Battery calculations - for new systems or anytime there will be significant impacts to battery loads on other projects.
  • New Systems: Construction plans shall be approved and stamped by a registered Fire Protection or Electrical Engineer [KAC 8-29-015] prior to submittal to the Fire Department, verifying the system meets NFPA 72 requirements.
  • System Modifications: All construction documents shall be reviewed by a NICET III in fire alarms or a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Washington prior to being submitted for permitting. The reviewing professional shall submit a stamped, signed, and dated letter; … indicating the system has been reviewed and meets or exceeds the design requirements of the state of Washington and the local jurisdiction. [WAC 907.10.2 Design review]
  • Fire Alarm Permit Application Form

Fire Permit Application Process:

The Fire Department requires permits to add, modify or remove fire protection systems.

  • Submit a complete application package.
  • Allow a minimum of two weeks for permit application processing and plan review.
  • Inspections for permitted fire protection systems shall be requested by either utilizing our Fire Inspection Request Form, or, by calling the Fire Department Inspection Request line at 509-585-4352.
  • Here is the fee schedule however, there is no plan review fee charged up front, all fees are payable after the plans have been reviewed and approved.