Fire System

The process outlined for the Fire System Permit is for a fire suppression (sprinkler) and fire alarm systems without building trade work.

Submission Requirements


  • Completed Fire System Permit Application.
  • 1 set of building plans drawn to scale with sufficient detail and clarity to indicate the nature and extent of work proposed.
  • Floodplain Elevation Certificate, if in Special Flood Hazard Area.
  • Asbestos Survey for commercial projects where the the building was initially built prior to January 1, 1985.

Review Process


Once your permit application has been deemed complete and initialized in our system (you will receive a Permit submission Confirmation Letter), City staff has 10 business days for review.

Fire System Permits are reviewed for compliance with the Virginia Statewide Uniform Building Code.

Fees


Fees are due at time of permit issuance. The fees for a Plumbing Permit are as follows:
Building Permit Fee
Valuation of Work
Building Permit Fee
$0.01 to $1,000
$45
$1,000.01 to $50,000
$45 for the first $1,000.01 plus $5 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to an including $50,000.
$50,000.01 to $100,000
$290 for the first $50,000.01 plus $4 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to an including $100,000.
$100,000.01 to $250,000
$490 for the first 100,000.01 plus $3.50 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $250,000.
$250,000.01 to $500,000
$1,015 for the first $250,000.01 plus $3.25 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000.
$500,000 and up
$1,827.50 for the first $500,000.01 plus $3.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.

  •     Plan Review Fee (for applications requiring building plans only): 10% of the building permit fee.
  •     2% state levy of total fee.

Expiration


Fire System Permits are valid as long as work is proceeding and an inspection has been performed within the last 6 months. If work has halted or been abandoned and no inspection has been conducted within the last 6 months, the permit may be suspended. Extensions may be granted by the Building Commissioner through written request by the permit holder. Extensions are not guaranteed.