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Fire Protection Permits - Sprinkler Permits


When is a Sprinkler Permit Required?

A sprinkler permit is required for all work involving any sprinkler additions or modifications.

Purpose

The purpose of a Sprinkler Permit is to ensure the system’s compliance with building and fire codes.

What is the Application Process?

Requirements:
The contractor must be licensed with the State ofMaryland and the Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. The applicant must complete a Fire Protection System permit application, to include the name of a contact person. Two through five sets of folded plans and $170.50 filing fee must be submitted with the application.

Process:
Plans are submitted between the hours of7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. The applicant may request a free screening on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The screening assesses whether the submittal is complete and conforms to the fire codes (see screening limitations).

Inspection:

For instructions on scheduling or canceling your inspection, click HERE.


Appeal Information

If the permit is denied, the applicant may appeal to the Montgomery County Board of Appeals. Applicants may call the Board of Appeals at (240) 777-6600 for further information regarding the appeal process.

What will the Permit Cost?

The fee for the Sprinkler Permit will vary. An additional 10% Automation Enhancement Fee is charged on the cost(s) listed above.

When will the Permit be Issued?

The Sprinkler Permit turnaround time varies with workload. Our goal is two weeks of processing time for regular system plans. If plans are submitted under the Fast-Track system, they may be processed within five working days. To meet the Fast-Track guidelines, plans must be less than 5,000 square feet and not requiring calculations.

What is the Permit Duration?

The permit is valid for one year from the issue date.

Notice to Sprinkler and Building Contractors:

Be advised, all fuel-fired equipment located in attics/concealed spaces of all residential occupancies in buildings up to four stories in height and one-and-two-family dwellings starting with building permit numbers (COMBUILD) #660755, (COMFAST) #600668, (BUILDING RESIDENTIAL) #600659 or greater must be protected with sprinklers. This requirement is in accordance with NFPA 13R, 2007 Sec. 6.9.6 and NFPA 13D, 2007 Sec. 8.6.5.

Application Package
Fire Protection Permit Application for Fire Protection Permit
Fees and Taxes
Fee Schedule Executive Regulation for Fees
Automation Enhancement Fee Automation Enhancement Fee
Credit Card Authorization Form Credit Card Authorization Form
Bonds
None at this time General Bond Information
Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations
 

NFPA101/2009

  COMAR NFPA 101/2009
   NFPA13D/2007
 

COMAR NFPA 13D/2007

 

NFPA13R/2007   NFPA13/2007

 

 

COMAR NFPA13R/2007   COMAR NFPA 13/2007

Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations
None at this Time  
Inspection Requirements
Fire Alarm Inspections Fire Alarm Inspections
Fire Protection Inspections Fire Protection Inspections
Frequently Asked Questions
311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Demolition" http://www3.montgomerycountymd.gov/311
Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections
Online Data Search Search DPS
Call for More Information
In Montgomery County 311
Outside of Montgomery County 240-777-0311
Other Agencies to Contact
Other Agencies and Utilities to Contact Allegheny Power
  American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)
  Board of Appeals
  Historical Society
  International Code Council (ICC)
  Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
  Maryland Department of the Environment
  Maryland Division of State Documents
  Masonry Institute of America (MIA)
  Miss Utility
  National Glass Association (NGA)
  MNCPPC: Historic Area Work Permits
  MNCPPC: MC Atlas
  MNCPPC: Zoning
  Municipalities
  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
  Recycling
  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  Verizon
  Washington Gas Light Co.
  WSSC