Fire Protection Permits - Sprinkler Permits
A sprinkler permit is required for all work involving any sprinkler addition or modification.
The purpose of a sprinkler permit is to ensure the system’s compliance with building and fire codes.
The contractor must be licensed with the State of Maryland and the Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. The applicant must complete a fire protection system permit application or may apply online using DPS's eServices. When submitting paper plans a minimum of two and a maximum of five sets of folded plans and the minimum filing fee must be submitted with the application.
Paper plans are submitted between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. The applicant may request a free screening on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The screening assesses whether the submittal is complete and conforms to the fire codes (see screening limitations). ePlans may be submitted anytime using DPS's eServices.
For instructions on scheduling or canceling your inspection, click HERE.
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.
The fee for fire protection systems permit will vary based on the number and types of equipment being affected by the work. Fees can be calculated using the Montgomery County DPS Fee Schedule.
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.
The permit is valid for one year from the issue date.
|Fire Protection Permit||Application for Fire Protection Permit Link to Apply Online|
|Sprinkler Submittal Checklist||ePlans Sprinkler Submittal Checklist|
|Clean Agent Submittal Checklist||ePlans Clean Agent Submittal Checklist|
|Screening Information||Prelimiary Screening for Fire Protection Submittals|
|Over the Counter Review||Over the Counter Review for Fire Protection System Submittals|
|Sprinkler and Standpipe Plans||Requirements for Sprinkler and Standpipe Plans|
|Fees and Taxes|
|Fee Schedule||Executive Regulation for Fees|
|Credit Card Authorization Form||Credit Card Authorization Form|
|None at this time||General Bond Information|
|Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations|
NFPA 13D/2013; COMAR
|Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations|
|None at this Time|
|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|
|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)|
|National Glass Association (NGA)|
|MNCPPC: Historic Area Work Permits|
|MNCPPC: MC Atlas|
|National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)|
|Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)|
|U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)|
|Washington Gas Light Co.|