A sprinkler permit is required for all work involving any sprinkler additions or modifications.
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 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.
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).
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 the Sprinkler Permit will vary. An additional 10% Automation Enhancement Fee is charged on the cost(s) listed above.
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.
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.
|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|
|None at this time||General Bond Information|
|Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations|
|COMAR NFPA 101/2009|
COMAR NFPA 13D/2007
|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.|