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Forms and permits

Find the forms you need to keep your process running efficiently.

Various permit information can be found here.

Our inspection team has identified many ways to avoid some of the most common fire code violations and keep your workplace safe.

Here, you’ll find a checklist and a packet of helpful notes to assist with your site plan review submission.

Need to request a code variance? Find the form and information here.

The Fee Schedule outlines specific fees for plan review services, special or additional inspections, variance requests and operational permits.

Permit applications

The Prevention and Safety team are your resource when you are involved in new construction (residential or commercial), renovations or modifications. We provide guidance to property owners or authorized agents who intend to conduct an operation or business, install or modify systems and equipment that is regulated by the Fire Code, or to cause any such work to be done.

Upon obtaining the required permits (for operation, equipment, use or construction) from the Northwest Fire District, the Prevention and Safety staff conduct inspections and provide other resources to ensure conformance with the previously approved plans.

A permit cannot be issued until the specific plans and specifications have been reviewed and approved by the Northwest Fire District and the Town of Marana or Pima County depending on where your project or business is located.

There are two (2) types of permits that we issue:

Construction permits are required for new construction or in remodeling existing structures. These permits address fire and life safety systems (fire protection and detection systems/equipment) for a broad range of activities that involve flammable or hazardous materials.

Operational permits are required for conducting an operation, a business or event; or pertaining to processes and materials used on a regular basis.

Construction Permits

Building Safety Into Your Project

Construction permits are required for all new construction and remodels. Construction permits are based on mandatory fire codes and building codes within the Town of Marana or Pima County, depending on where the project is located.

Below are some examples of new construction permit inspections performed:

  • Final Inspection Required for CO
  • Sprinkler System Rough Inspection*
  • Temporary CO Inspection
  • Sprinkler System Pressure Test*
  • Fire Alarm Inspection*
  • Sprinkler Underground*
  • Preliminary Inspection
  • Sprinkler System Final*
  • Fire Suppression System*
  • Inspection Fire Pump Start Up*
  • Entrance Features
  • Flush
  • Water Main Ext./Fire Hydrant Flow Test
  • Standpipe* Please pretest these systems before scheduling an inspection.

To request an inspection, please call the NWFD Construction Inspection Line, 520-887-1010, ext. 5051.  All inspection requests must be made at least two business days in advance.

Please provide the following information:

  • Permit Number
  • Exact address including suite number
  • Name of project and type of occupancy
  • Purpose for requiring an inspection
  • A call back phone number, name of company and contact person’s name.

You will receive a confirmation of the date and time slot (morning or afternoon) for your scheduled inspection.

Please ensure that approved plans bearing Northwest Fire District’s stamp are present on the job site. No inspections or tests will be conducted without them.

For More Information

please review the Construction Job Site Guide in our Contractor’s Guide.

Operational Permits

Maintaining Safety in Your Business

Operational permits are based on fire code and are required for conducting an operation, a business or event; or pertaining to processes and materials used on a regular basis. In most cases, operational permits must be renewed annually or for a prescribed period. In either case, a renewal fee must be provided and an on-site inspection will be done.

All state licensed facilities must obtain operational permits. Those facilities include hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical and behavioral health facilities, commercial day care centers and juvenile and foster group homes.

Operational permits are typically considered annual permits that are effective for 12 months from the date of issue (unless otherwise stated on the permit). Once you have a permit in place, we will automatically contact you to renew it in subsequent years. Please contact us if there are any changes that would affect the status of your permit.

Our goal is create a safer community and reduce the impact of fire, loss and injury through fire engineering, fire inspections, education and fire code enforcement. We work to create a partnership with business and property owners.  By working cooperatively, we can find solutions and create a safe environment to work and play.

Below are some examples of Operational Permits inspections Performed:

  • State Licensed Facilities
  • Tents and Membrane Structures
  • Seasonal Sales (Christmas Tree, Pumpkins, Valentines, Fireworks etc sale lots)
  • Fireworks/Pyrotechnic Displays
  • Special Events

Site plans and aerial photographs of the special events, tents, seasonal sales and fireworks display shall be required.

The Northwest Fire District Prevention and Safety Fee Schedule outlines specific fees for plan reviews, inspections, construction permits, operational permits and variance requests.

Please contact us at 887-1010 extension 5000 with questions, concerns or comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

Burn Permits

The Northwest Fire District does not issue Burn Permits. However, we do have some general information on burn permits and recreational burns.

Burn Permits

For open burn regulations, The Northwest Fire District follows Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) guidelines as well as our adopted fire code.

Burn permits within the District are granted by Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ).

Burn Permit Chart

Printable Open Burn Chart for your reference

PDEQ Contact Info

Pima Department of Environmental Quality can be reached at (520)740-3340 or via their website.

Open Burn Guide

This quick reference guide defines when District residents or business owners need a permit and when a burn is illegal.

 Acceptable
(with restrictions**)
Permit Required by PDEQIllegal Burn
Residential OccupanciesOutdoor fires with total fuel area less than 3 feet wide and 2 feet high used for:
- only cooking food
- providing warmth for human beings
- the branding of animals
- the heating of orchards
- the proper disposal of flags
- a religious ceremony
Outdoor fire with a total fuel area greater than 3 feet wide and 2 feet high

•Burning of debris, waste, cut vegetation removal
Burning of garbage or materials considered dangerous or hazardous (i.e.: plastics, synthetics, aerosol cans, household wares etc.)

•Bonfires – large fire usually associated with a crowd
Commercial OccupanciesTraining - Live Fire•Burn by air curtain
•Agricultural crop burning
•Prescribed burns
•Debris, cut vegetation burns
Outdoor Fire Regulations
A. Outdoor fires that are illegal:

– Burning of garbage or materials considered dangerous or hazardous (ie: plastics, synthetics, aerosol cans, etcÛ) as the smoke released can cause severe health problems and release unsafe chemicals into the air.

B. Outdoor fires that require a permit:

– Vegetative materials, but not including household waste or prohibited material.

C. Outdoor fires that do not require a permit include those with a total fuel area less than 3 feet wide and 2 feet high used for:

– only cooking food
– providing warmth for human beings
– the branding of animals
– the heating of orchards
– the proper disposal of flags
– a religious ceremony

Outdoor fires that do not require a permit are guided by fire code to ensure the safety of our residents. The NWFD Fire Code that addresses recreational burns is contained below:

Recreational fires shall be in accordance with the NWFD Fire Code Section 307.
  • Definition. Recreational Fire is the burning of materials other than rubbish where fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbecue grill or barbecue pit and with a total fuel area of 3 feet (914 mm) or less in diameter and 2 feet (610 mm) or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking or similar purposes.
  • Section 307.4.2 Recreational fires. Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure or combustible material unless the fire is contained in a barbecue pit. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.
  • Section 307.5 Attendance. Open burning or recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water truck, shall be available for immediate utilization.

Business Safety Checklist

  • Maintain a clear and unobstructed fire lane for emergency vehicle access.  Keep all fire lane signage or painted curbs maintained for visibility.
  • Your portable fire extinguisher(s) need to be easily seen and readily accessible near the path of exiting. They shall not be mounted higher than five feet above the floor. Do not block them with merchandise or storage items. Also, make sure your employees know where the extinguishers are located, and how to use them.
  • Fire extinguishers require annual re-certification and tagging by a company licensed in Arizona to provide the service.  Companies are listed in your local telephone directory or online.
  • Emergency escape out of your business is through the identified exit doors. Do not lock them during business hours.  Make sure to keep storage and merchandise clear of the exits at all times.  Exit doors required by the building codes with panic hardware installed are not allowed to have deadbolts or other locking devices installed on them.
  • Observe and test your exit signs and emergency lighting to verify the bulbs and internal batteries all function properly.  Should you lose electricity to the building these lights will automatically operate to assist with safe exiting.
  • Poorly maintained electrical wiring, cords and appliances are one of the causes of fires in businesses. Extension cords are allowed for portable appliances or temporary use only and not intended to substitute for permanent wiring needs.  Multi-plug outlets must be of an approved type, such as a power strip with a circuit breaker.  Make sure all electrical cords are in good condition, without any cuts, nicks, splices, or loose connections.
  • Verify that all of the circuit breakers in your electrical panel are labeled and that there are no missing breakers or openings in the panel front.
  • Keep the height of storage items at least two feet from the ceiling to allow firefighters better access during interior firefighting.  If your business has an automatic fire sprinkler system, this clearance allows for effective distribution of water from the sprinkler head to control a fire.
  • Electrical, mechanical, or equipment rooms should be kept free of any combustible materials, including papers, boxes, cleaning materials, rags, etc.
  • If you have flammable or combustible liquids in excess of 30 gallons, they must be kept in an approved storage cabinet. Some examples of what can be stored in the cabinet are: cleaning solvents, paints or thinners, adhesives, aerosol spray cans, gasoline or diesel fuel.
  • Remove combustible trash from your business as it accumulates to reduce the presence of easily ignitable materials.
  • If space heaters are used ensure they are a safe distance away from combustible materials such as cardboard boxes, wastebaskets, etc.  Unplug the unit after daily use to ensure it’s off when not needed.
This information is not intended to identify all the hazards that may exist in your workplace. Inspectors are available to discuss ways to address fire code violations and safety hazards. Please be aware, however, that is is your responsibility to meet all code requirements and resolve hazards. Please contact Northwest Fire District at 520-887-1010 with any questions.

NWFD Code Variance Request Process

The Fire District recognizes there are times when it is difficult to comply with the letter of the Fire Code. When it has been determined that there are practical difficulties in carrying out the provisions of the current code, the Variance Request allows for a possible deviation from fire code requirements as long as the variance still meets the intent of the Fire Code. The International Fire Code allows the Fire District to grant such requests.

Code Variance Request Form

Fillable PDF form for a Code Variance Request

What the variance request process is:

  • A method to approve alternate materials that comply with the intent of the code.
  • A method to approve an alternate method of work performed or operation that complies with the intent of the code, at least equivalent to that prescribed in this code in quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety.
  • A method to approve ways of carrying out the provisions of the code, provided that the intent of the code shall be complied with, public safety secured and substantial justice done.
  • A system that allows for Variance Approvals by the Fire Marshal. Please note that any alternate material or method is also subject to approval by the building official whenever the variance involves the Building Code.
  • Use of alternate materials or methods may also require third party technical assistance or testing by an agency approved by the District to determine acceptability of the method or materials at no cost to the District.

documentation for variance request

The applicant is responsible for providing the following information to Northwest Fire District (NWFD) Prevention and Safety Division, 5225 W. Massingale Road, Tucson, AZ 85743. For additional information call (520) 887-1010 ext. 5000.

  1. Obtain a Variance Request Form:
    • PDF version of the form is available here.
    • Forms may also be picked up at the Northwest Fire District Administration via the Prevention and Safety Division
  2. Form Submittal Package Should Include:
    • Original signed Variance Request for each code subject you are appealing or code for which you are requesting interpretation
    • Site plan (if applicable)
    • Letter explaining the purpose of variance and your proposed solution
    • $341 payment (cash, credit, or check made payable to Northwest Fire District) for review of the request, including research, staff time and possible additional requests for information or meetings with the applicant. The $341.00 payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee the request will be approved.

Decision of Fire Marshal

Based upon the Requestor’s proposal and the Fire District’s recommendation, the decision will be one of the following:

  • Approved
  • Approved with Stipulations – Requires further actionby the Requestor; a recheck date is given to allow time for compliance
  • Denied – Please contact the Northwest Fire District (NWFD) Prevention and Safety Division with questions.

Fee Schedules

The Fee Schedule outlines specific fees for plan review services, special or additional inspections, variance requests and operational permits.

2019 NORTHWEST FIRE IN DISTRICT FIRE CODE PERMIT FEE SCHEDULES
July 1, 2019
Abandon Storage Tank in Placeper incident $185Fees are per each tank.
Aboveground Storage Tank Installationper submittal$277.5Fees are for first tank.
Aboveground Storage Tank Installation - Additionaleach additional$185Fees are for each additional tank.
Access Gates - Installation or Modificationper submittal$259Fees are for gate installations or modifications on the same property, per each submittal.
Base Fire Alarm System or Fire Protection Monitoring System Installation (includes new systems and modifications to existing systems)per submittal$212.75Fees are for Base Fire Alarm System equipment (which includes, but it not limited to: the FACP, annunciator panels, power supply/booster panels, dialers and monitoring equipment) and up to 10 initiating devices (including flow switches and tampers) and/or notifications appliances.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Beverage Systemsper submittal$185Fees are for one system installation.
Cell Towerper submittal$92.5Fees are for each tower.
Commercial Cooking Suppression System - Additionalper submittal$212.75Fees are for each additional system installation.
Commercial Cooking Suppression System Installationper submittal$370Fees are for one system installation.
Commercial Cooking Suppression System Modificationper submittal$166.5Fees are for modifications, per each system.
Commercial Fire Pumps and Related Equipment Installationper submittal$703Fees are for new single pump installation, includes tank.
Commercial Fire Pumps and Related Equipment Installation - Additional per submittal$471.75Fees are for each additional pump installation.
Commercial Fire Pumps and Related Equipment Modificationper submittal$333Fees are for modifications not requiring tests.
Commercial Fire Pumps and Related Equipment Modificationper submittal$518Fees are for modifications requiring tests.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$518Fees are for new system installation: 0-100 sprinkler heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$980.5Fees are for new system installation: 101 - 400 sprinkler heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$333Fees are for new system installation each additional 1-400 sprinkler heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Installation - In Rack Storageper submittal$342.25Fees are for in rack storage system installation or modification, per system.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Installation - Multi Storyper submittal$259Fees are for each floor above or below first floor, in addition to installation permit fees.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittal$166.5Fees are for modifications affecting 1-20 heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittal$305.25Fees are for modifications affecting 21-100 heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittal$425.5Fees are for modifications affecting 101-500 heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittal$610.5For modifications affecting 501 heads or more, permit fees will be treated as a new system.
Commercial Kitchen Cooking Oil Storage Systemper submittal$203.64Fees are for each system.
Commercial Standpipe System Installationper submittal$342.25Fees are for systems with 1-10 outlets.
Commercial Standpipe System Installation - Additionalper submittal$194.26Fees are for each additional 1-4 outlets or fraction thereof.
Commercial Standpipe System Modificationper submittal$175.75Fees are for modifications to the system.
Commercial Underground Fire Main Installation per submittal$370Fees are for new system: the first 500 feet for review, inspection, hydrostatic test and flush.
Commercial Underground Fire Main Installation - Additional per submittal$138.75Fees are for additional each additional 500 feet or fraction thereof.
Compressed Gas System Installationper submittal$453.25Fees are for one system installation.
Compressed Gas System Modification (Not to exceed 50% of system)per submittal$259Fees are for modifications, per each system.
Construction Document Review - Building Construction - Modification, Tenant Improvements, Landlord Improvementsper submittal$185Fees are for 0-52,000 square feet. Includes two reviews.
Construction Document Review - Building Construction - Modification, Tenant Improvements, Landlord Improvementsper submittal$185Fees are for each additional 52,000 square feet or fraction thereof.
Construction Document Review - Building Construction - New Buildingper submittal$370Fees are for 0-52,000 square feet, includes two reviews.
Construction Document Review - Building Construction - New Buildingper submittal$185Fees are for each additional 52,000 square feet or fractional thereof.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$462.5Fees are per development plan submitted up to 99,999 square feet.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$277.18Fees are for additional, each separately submitted unit, or phase.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$925Fees are per development plan submitted 100,000-249,999 square feet.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$462.5Fees are for additional, each separately submitted unit, or phase.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$1848.59Fees are per development plan submitted 250,000-500,000 square feet.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$925Fees are for additional, each separately submitted unit, or phase.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$2775Fees are per development plan submitted over 500,000 square feet.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$1387.5Fees are for additional, each separately submitted unit, or phase.
Construction Document Review - Residential Construction - Modification, Tenant Improvements, Landlord Improvementsper hour $92.5Fees are per hour for plan review.
Emergency Responder Radio System Coverage per submittal$203.64Fees are for each system.
Fire Alarm System: Initiating Devices (to include but not limited to: smoke, heat and CO2 detectors; pull stations and supervisory switches)per device$9.25Fees are per initiating device in excess to those included in the base fire alarm.
Fire Alarm System: Multi Storyper submittal$101.75Fees are for each floor above or below first floor, in addition to base fire alarm fees..
Fire Alarm System: Notification Appliancesper appliance$4.63Fees are per notification appliance in excess of those included with the base fire alarm.
Fire Apparatus Access Roads - Modificationper submittal$212.75Fees are for each modifications, per each submittal.
Fire Code Appeal to the Fire Code Officialper submittal$462.5Fees are per request. Costs are based on 5 hours of time to research, provide code consultation, site visits and inspections.
Fire Code Variance Requestper submittal$462.5Fees are per request. Costs are based on 5 hours of time to research, provide code consultation, site visits and inspections.
Fire Hydrant Flow Test per incident $92.5Fees are for each flow test.
Fire Protection Contractor Business Certificate Permit annually$92.5Fees are per annual renewal. Fire Protection Contractor Business Certificate permits expire on December 31st of each year.
Fire Watch/Standby - Fire Code Officialas required$92.5Fees are per hour with a minimum of 2 hours, when available and pre-approval by Chief. Does not include operational response equipment. Additional fees may be required.
Firefighter Breathing Air System Installationper submittal$758.5Fees are for one system installation.
Firefighter Breathing Air System Modification (Not to exceed 50% of system)per submittal$489.1Fees are for modifications, per each system.
Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Display/Showper display or show $564.25Fees are for first show/display which includes review and inspection. Additional fee for fire protection operational standby may be required as determined by the fire code official.
Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Display/Show - Repeatrepeat show at same site$185Fees are for repeat show at same site. Shows must be consecutive.
Flame Effects Material, Use and Handlingfirst show$564.25Fees are per display, which includes review and inspection.
Flame Effects Material, Use and Handling - Repeateach repeat show at same site$185Fees are for repeat show at same site. Shows must be consecutive.
Hot work Operations - Temporaryper submittal$185Fees are for hot kettles, welding, soldering, brazing at construction sites.
Inspection After Business Hoursas requested $205.56Fees are per hour with a 2 hour minimum for services or inspections requested after business hours; for inspections requiring more than 2 inspectors, fee will be per hour, per inspector.
Life Safety Reviewper submittal$462.5Fees are per request. Costs are based on 5 hours of time to research, provide code consultation, site visits and inspections.
Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) System Installationper submittal$277.5Fees are for one system installation.
LPG System - Add Fixed Fire Protection per submittal$185Fees are for one system installation.
LPG System Modification per submittal$185Fees are for modifications, per each system.
Operational Permitper permit$185Fees are based on other operations or event inspections not already listed.
Other Construction Permits - IFC (permit not separately indicated)per submittal$185Fees are per permit.
Other Operational Permits - IFC (Permit Not Separately Indicated) per submittal$185Fees are for other annual permits, inspections or event permits and inspections not already listed in fee schedule.
Plan Review - 3rd and Subsequent Reviewsper submittal$0.5Fees are per permit / each review. 50% of original permit fees.
Plan Review - Revision to Previously Approved Planper submittal$0.5Fees are per permit / one review. 50% of original permit fees.
Plan Review -Expedited Permit/Plan Reviewper submittal$462.5Fees are per request. Costs are based on 5 hours of time to research, provide code consultation and complete plan review within 48 hours.
Processing and Extraction Facilities annually$185Fees are per annual renewal. Permits expire on December 31st of each year.
Reinspection: Failure to Have Approved Plans On Siteper incident $205.56Fees are per incident. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling 2nd or subsequent inspection(s).
Reinspection: Failure to Install Per Approved Planper incident $205.56Fees are per incident. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling 2nd or subsequent inspection(s).
Reinspection: Failure to Pretest Fire Protection Systemper incident $205.56Fees are per incident for failure to pretest system. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling 2nd or subsequent inspection(s).
Reinspection: Inspection No-showper incident $205.56Fees are for failure to attend a scheduled inspection after 30 minute Fire Code Official wait time. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling 2nd or subsequent inspection(s).
Reinspection: Not Otherwise Specifiedper incident $205.56Fees are per incident. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling 2nd or subsequent inspection(s).
Removal of Fire Protection Equipmentper system$185Fees are for each fire protection system removed.
Renewal of Expired Permit - After 180 Days of Expirationper submittal$1Fees are per permit. 100% of original permit fees.
Renewal of Expired Permit - Within 180 Days of Expirationper submittal$0.5Fees are per permit. 50% of original permit fees.
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$351.5Fees are for residential homes 0-5000 square feet.
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$490.25Fees are for residential homes 5001-10,000 square feet.
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$527.25Fees are for residential homes 10,001 square feet and above.
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittal$166.5Fees are for modifications affecting 1-10 heads.
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittalRefer to New System FeesFor modifications affecting more than 10 heads, permit fees will be treated as a new system for the appropriate square footage
Residential Plats - 1-5 Private Partiesper submittal$92.5Fees are per submittal and one re-submittal within one year.
Residential Plats - 1-5 Lot Splitper submittal$185Fees are per submittal and one re-submittal within one year.
Residential Plats - 31-200 Lotsper submittal$277.5Fees are per submittal and one re-submittal within one year.
Residential Plats - 6-30 Lotsper submittal$231.25Fees are per submittal and one re-submittal within one year.
Residential Plats - Greater than 200 Lotsper submittal$370Fees are per submittal and one re-submittal within one year.
Residential Standpipe Installation per submittal$277.5Fees are per each standpipe and include a visual inspection, one hydrostatic test and one flush.
Residential Subdivision Final Inspection (Closeout)per incident $185Fees are per each closeout inspection.
Solar Photovoltaic Power Systemper submittal$92.5Fees are for each system.
Special Events - Holiday / Seasonal Sales (Christmas Trees, Pumpkins, Valentines, Fireworks, etc.)per event$92.5Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection only. Separate tent permit is required.
Special Events Inspection - After Business Hoursper hour$205.56Fees are per hour with a 2 hour minimum for services or inspections requested after business hours; for inspections requiring more than 2 inspectors, fee will be per hour, per inspector
Special Events Inspection - During Normal Business Hoursper hour$92.5Fees are per hour.
Special Events-Extension of Premise / Assembly per inspection$92.5Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection only. Separate tent permit is required.
Special Hazard System Installationper submittal$379.25Fees are for Clean Agent, Dry Chemical, Carbon Dioxide, and Other Special Extinguishing Systems: 0-5000 square feet.
Special Hazard System Installation per submittal$166.5Fees are for each additional 5,000 square feet or fraction thereof.
Special Hazard System Modificationper submittal$203.5Fees are for modifications, per each system.
Special Locking Arrangements (Access Control, Electromagnetic Locks, Delayed Egress, etc.)per submittal$277.5Fees are for each system.
Spray Booth, Room, Area or Dip Tankper submittal$277.5Fees are per booth, room, area or dip tank.
Spray Booth, Room, Area or Dip Tank - Additionalper submittal$185Fees are for each additional booth, room, area or dip tank.
Spray Booth, Room, Area or Dip Tank Modificationper submittal$185Fees are for modifications for each booth, room, area or dip tank.
Staff Consultation, Research or Pre-Application Meetings or Conferencesper hour$92.5Fees are per hour with a 2 hour minimum.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Adult Day Careper inspection$92.5Plus $10 per bed. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Assisted Living Center for 11 or More Peopleper inspection$92.5Plus $10 per bed which includes 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Assisted Living Home for 1-10 Peopleper inspection$92.5Plus $10 per bed which includes 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Behavioral Health Facilityper inspection$92.5Plus $10 per bed. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Child Day Care for 1-50 Peopleper inspection$92.5Fees are for 1-50 people. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Child Day Care for 51 or More Peopleper inspection$92.5Fees are for 51 or more people. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Correctional Facilityper inspection$92.5Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Foster Homeper inspection$92.5Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Hospitalper inspection$92.5Plus $10 per bed. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Juvenile Group Homeper inspection$92.5Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Nursing Homeper inspection$92.5Plus $10 per bed. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Otherper inspection$92.5Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
Storage Tank Installation in Vaultper submittal$185Fees are in addition to Aboveground Storage Tank Installation fees.
Technical Reviewper submittal$462.5Fees are per request. Costs are based on 5 hours of time to research, provide code consultation, site visits and inspections.
Temporary Use Permitper permit $185Fees are based on other operations or event inspections not already listed.
Tents and Membrane Structuressingle tent$277.5Fees are for single tent. Note: Tent permits must be submitted 10 business days in advance of event. A Fee of $30 per day progressive penalty shall be assessed for permit applications not submitted 10 days prior to the event.
Tents and Membrane Structures - Additional each additional tent on site$138.98Fees are for each additional tent on site.
Underground Storage Tank Closureper incident $185Fees are each tank including pumping out contents
Underground Storage Tank Removal per incident $185Fees are for each tank including pumping out contents.
Water System with Hydrants - Revisionper submittal50% of original permit feeFees are for revisions to previously approved plan.
Water System with Hydrants - Tank and Pump Installationper submittal$370Fees are for new tank and pump on hydrant systems.
Water System with Hydrants Installationper submittal$370Fees are for new system: the first 500 feet for review, inspection and flow testing.
Water System with Hydrants Installation - Additional per submittal$138.75Fees are for additional each additional 500 feet or fraction thereof.
Water Tank Installation for Commercial Fire Protection Systemper submittal$185Fees are for each tank, per system.
Water Tank Installation for Residential Fire Sprinkler Systemper submittal$185Fees are for each tank, per system.
Work Without Approved Permitper incident $3Fees are based on two (2) times the amount of the original permit fee.
2019 NORTHWEST FIRE OUT OF DISTRICT FIRE CODE PERMIT FEE SCHEDULES
July 1, 2019
Abandon Storage Tank in Placeper incident $411.12Fees are per each tank.
Aboveground Storage Tank Installationper submittal$616.68Fees are for first tank.
Aboveground Storage Tank Installation - Additionaleach additional$411.12Fees are for each additional tank.
Access Gates - Installation or Modificationper submittal$575.56Fees are for gate installations or modifications on the same property, per each submittal.
Base Fire Alarm System or Fire Protection Monitoring System Installation (includes new systems and modifications to existing systems)per submittal$472.79Fees are for Base Fire Alarm System equipment (which includes, but it not limited to: the FACP, annunciator panels, power supply/booster panels, dialers and monitoring equipment) and up to 10 initiating devices (including flow switches and tampers) and/or notifications appliances.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Beverage Systemsper submittal$411.12Fees are for one system installation.
Cell Towerper submittal$205.56Fees are for each tower.
Commercial Cooking Suppression System - Additionalper submittal$472.78Fees are for each additional system installation.
Commercial Cooking Suppression System Installationper submittal$822.24Fees are for one system installation.
Commercial Cooking Suppression System Modificationper submittal$370Fees are for modifications, per each system.
Commercial Fire Pumps and Related Equipment Installationper submittal$1562.26Fees are for new single pump installation, includes tank.
Commercial Fire Pumps and Related Equipment Installation - Additional per submittal$1048.36Fees are for each additional pump installation.
Commercial Fire Pumps and Related Equipment Modificationper submittal$740.01Fees are for modifications not requiring tests.
Commercial Fire Pumps and Related Equipment Modificationper submittal$1151.14Fees are for modifications requiring tests.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$1151.14Fees are for new system installation: 0-100 sprinkler heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$2178.94Fees are for new system installation: 101 - 400 sprinkler heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$740.02Fees are for new system installation each additional 1-400 sprinkler heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Installation - In Rack Storageper submittal$760.56Fees are for in rack storage system installation or modification, per system.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Installation - Multi Storyper submittal$575.57Fees are for each floor above or below first floor, in addition to installation permit fees.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittal$370Fees are for modifications affecting 1-20 heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittal$678.34Fees are for modifications affecting 21-100 heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittal$945.58Fees are for modifications affecting 101-500 heads.
Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittal$1356.7For modifications affecting 501 heads or more, permit fees will be treated as a new system.
Commercial Kitchen Cooking Oil Storage Systemper submittal$452.54Fees are for each system.
Commercial Standpipe System Installationper submittal$760.58Fees are for systems with 1-10 outlets.
Commercial Standpipe System Installation - Additionalper submittal$431.69Fees are for each additional 1-4 outlets or fraction thereof.
Commercial Standpipe System Modificationper submittal$390.56Fees are for modifications to the system.
Commercial Underground Fire Main Installation per submittal$822.24Fees are for new system: the first 500 feet for review, inspection, hydrostatic test and flush.
Commercial Underground Fire Main Installation - Additional per submittal$308.34Fees are for additional each additional 500 feet or fraction thereof.
Compressed Gas System Installationper submittal$1007.24Fees are for one system installation.
Compressed Gas System Modification (Not to exceed 50% of system)per submittal$575.56Fees are for modifications, per each system.
Construction Document Review - Building Construction - Modification, Tenant Improvements, Landlord Improvementsper submittal$411.12Fees are for 0-52,000 square feet. Includes two reviews.
Construction Document Review - Building Construction - Modification, Tenant Improvements, Landlord Improvementsper submittal$411.12Fees are for each additional 52,000 square feet or fraction thereof.
Construction Document Review - Building Construction - New Buildingper submittal$822.24Fees are for 0-52,000 square feet, includes two reviews.
Construction Document Review - Building Construction - New Buildingper submittal$411.12Fees are for each additional 52,000 square feet or fractional thereof.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$1027.8Fees are per development plan submitted up to 99,999 square feet.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$614.62Fees are for additional, each separately submitted unit, or phase.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$2055.6Fees are per development plan submitted 100,000-249,999 square feet.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$1027.8Fees are for additional, each separately submitted unit, or phase.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$4107.08Fees are per development plan submitted 250,000-500,000 square feet.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$2055.6Fees are for additional, each separately submitted unit, or phase.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$6166.8Fees are per development plan submitted over 500,000 square feet.
Construction Document Review - Development, Preliminary and Conceptper submittal$3083.4Fees are for additional, each separately submitted unit, or phase.
Construction Document Review - Residential Construction - Modification, Tenant Improvements, Landlord Improvementsper hour $205.56Fees are per hour for plan review.
Emergency Responder Radio System Coverage per submittal$452.54Fees are for each system.
Fire Alarm System: Initiating Devices (to include but not limited to: smoke, heat and CO2 detectors; pull stations and supervisory switches)per device$20.56Fees are per initiating device in excess to those included in the base fire alarm.
Fire Alarm System: Multi Storyper submittal$226.12Fees are for each floor above or below first floor, in addition to base fire alarm fees..
Fire Alarm System: Notification Appliancesper appliance$10.28Fees are per notification appliance in excess of those included with the base fire alarm.
Fire Apparatus Access Roads - Modificationper submittal$472.78Fees are for each modifications, per each submittal.
Fire Code Appeal to the Fire Code Officialper submittal$1027.8Fees are per request. Costs are based on 5 hours of time to research, provide code consultation, site visits and inspections.
Fire Code Variance Requestper submittal$1027.8Fees are per request. Costs are based on 5 hours of time to research, provide code consultation, site visits and inspections.
Fire Hydrant Flow Test per incident $205.56Fees are for each flow test.
Fire Protection Contractor Business Certificate Permit annually$205.56Fees are per annual renewal. Fire Protection Contractor Business Certificate permits expire on December 31st of each year.
Fire Watch/Standby - Fire Code Officialas required$205.56Fees are per hour with a minimum of 2 hours, when available and pre-approval by Chief. Does not include operational response equipment. Additional fees may be required.
Firefighter Breathing Air System Installationper submittal$1685.6Fees are for one system installation.
Firefighter Breathing Air System Modification (Not to exceed 50% of system)per submittal$1085.35Fees are for modifications, per each system.
Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Display/Showper display or show $1253.92Fees are for first show/display which includes review and inspection. Additional fee for fire protection operational standby may be required as determined by the fire code official.
Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Display/Show - Repeatrepeat show at same site$411.12Fees are for repeat show at same site. Shows must be consecutive.
Flame Effects Material, Use and Handlingfirst show$1253.92Fees are per display, which includes review and inspection.
Flame Effects Material, Use and Handling - Repeateach repeat show at same site$411.12Fees are for repeat show at same site. Shows must be consecutive.
Hot work Operations - Temporaryper submittal$411.12Fees are for hot kettles, welding, soldering, brazing at construction sites.
Inspection After Business Hoursas requested $205.56Fees are per hour with a 2 hour minimum for services or inspections requested after business hours; for inspections requiring more than 2 inspectors, fee will be per hour, per inspector.
Life Safety Reviewper submittal$1027.8Fees are per request. Costs are based on 5 hours of time to research, provide code consultation, site visits and inspections.
Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) System Installationper submittal$616.68Fees are for one system installation.
LPG System - Add Fixed Fire Protection per submittal$411.12Fees are for one system installation.
LPG System Modification per submittal$411.12Fees are for modifications, per each system.
Operational Permitper permit$411.12Fees are based on other operations or event inspections not already listed.
Other Construction Permits - IFC (permit not separately indicated)per submittal$411.12Fees are per permit.
Other Operational Permits - IFC (Permit Not Separately Indicated) per submittal$205.56Fees are for other annual permits, inspections or event permits and inspections not already listed in fee schedule.
Plan Review - 3rd and Subsequent Reviewsper submittal$0.5Fees are per permit / each review. 50% of original permit fees.
Plan Review - Revision to Previously Approved Planper submittal$0.5Fees are per permit / one review. 50% of original permit fees.
Plan Review -Expedited Permit/Plan Reviewper submittal$1027.8Fees are per request. Costs are based on 5 hours of time to research, provide code consultation and complete plan review within 48 hours.
Processing and Extraction Facilities annually$411.12Fees are per annual renewal. Permits expire on December 31st of each year.
Reinspection: Failure to Have Approved Plans On Siteper incident $205.56Fees are per incident. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling 2nd or subsequent inspection(s).
Reinspection: Failure to Install Per Approved Planper incident $205.56Fees are per incident. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling 2nd or subsequent inspection(s).
Reinspection: Failure to Pretest Fire Protection Systemper incident $205.56Fees are per incident for failure to pretest system. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling 2nd or subsequent inspection(s).
Reinspection: Inspection No-showper incident $205.56Fees are for failure to attend a scheduled inspection after 30 minute Fire Code Official wait time. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling 2nd or subsequent inspection(s).
Reinspection: Not Otherwise Specifiedper incident $205.56Fees are per incident. Fees must be paid prior to scheduling 2nd or subsequent inspection(s).
Removal of Fire Protection Equipmentper system$411.12Fees are for each fire protection system removed.
Renewal of Expired Permit - After 180 Days of Expirationper submittal$1Fees are per permit. 100% of original permit fees.
Renewal of Expired Permit - Within 180 Days of Expirationper submittal$0.5Fees are per permit. 50% of original permit fees.
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$781.12Fees are for residential homes 0-5000 square feet.
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$1089.46Fees are for residential homes 5001-10,000 square feet.
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Installationper submittal$1171.68Fees are for residential homes 10,001 square feet and above.
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittal$370Fees are for modifications affecting 1-10 heads.
Residential Fire Sprinkler System Modificationper submittalRefer to New System FeesFor modifications affecting more than 10 heads, permit fees will be treated as a new system for the appropriate square footage
Residential Plats - 1-5 Private Partiesper submittal$205.56Fees are per submittal and one re-submittal within one year.
Residential Plats - 1-5 Lot Splitper submittal$411.12Fees are per submittal and one re-submittal within one year.
Residential Plats - 31-200 Lotsper submittal$616.68Fees are per submittal and one re-submittal within one year.
Residential Plats - 6-30 Lotsper submittal$513.9Fees are per submittal and one re-submittal within one year.
Residential Plats - Greater than 200 Lotsper submittal$822.24Fees are per submittal and one re-submittal within one year.
Residential Standpipe Installation per submittal$616.68Fees are per each standpipe and include a visual inspection, one hydrostatic test and one flush.
Residential Subdivision Final Inspection (Closeout)per incident $411.121Fees are per each closeout inspection.
Solar Photovoltaic Power Systemper submittal$205.56Fees are for each system.
Special Events - Holiday / Seasonal Sales (Christmas Trees, Pumpkins, Valentines, Fireworks, etc.)per event$205.56Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection only. Separate tent permit is required.
Special Events Inspection - After Business Hoursper hour$205.56Fees are per hour with a 2 hour minimum for services or inspections requested after business hours; for inspections requiring more than 2 inspectors, fee will be per hour, per inspector
Special Events Inspection - During Normal Business Hoursper hour$205.56Fees are per hour.
Special Events-Extension of Premise / Assembly per inspection$205.56Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection only. Separate tent permit is required.
Special Hazard System Installationper submittal$842.8Fees are for Clean Agent, Dry Chemical, Carbon Dioxide, and Other Special Extinguishing Systems: 0-5000 square feet.
Special Hazard System Installation per submittal$370Fees are for each additional 5,000 square feet or fraction thereof.
Special Hazard System Modificationper submittal$452.23Fees are for modifications, per each system.
Special Locking Arrangements (Access Control, Electromagnetic Locks, Delayed Egress, etc.)per submittal$616.68Fees are for each system.
Spray Booth, Room, Area or Dip Tankper submittal$616.68Fees are per booth, room, area or dip tank.
Spray Booth, Room, Area or Dip Tank - Additionalper submittal$411.12Fees are for each additional booth, room, area or dip tank.
Spray Booth, Room, Area or Dip Tank Modificationper submittal$411.12Fees are for modifications for each booth, room, area or dip tank.
Staff Consultation, Research or Pre-Application Meetings or Conferencesper hour$205.56Fees are per hour with a 2 hour minimum.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Adult Day Careper inspection$205.56Plus $10 per bed. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Assisted Living Center for 11 or More Peopleper inspection$205.56Plus $10 per bed which includes 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Assisted Living Home for 1-10 Peopleper inspection$205.56Plus $10 per bed which includes 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Behavioral Health Facilityper inspection$205.56Plus $10 per bed. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Child Day Care for 1-50 Peopleper inspection$205.56Fees are for 1-50 people. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Child Day Care for 51 or More Peopleper inspection$205.56Fees are for 51 or more people. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Correctional Facilityper inspection$205.56Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Foster Homeper inspection$205.56Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Hospitalper inspection$205.56Plus $10 per bed. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Juvenile Group Homeper inspection$205.56Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
State Licensed Facility Inspection - Nursing Homeper inspection$205.56Plus $10 per bed. Fees are for 1 initial inspection and 1 follow-up inspection.
Storage Tank Installation in Vaultper submittal$411.12Fees are in addition to Aboveground Storage Tank Installation fees.
Technical Reviewper submittal$1027.8Fees are per request. Costs are based on 5 hours of time to research, provide code consultation, site visits and inspections.
Temporary Use Permitper permit $411.12Fees are based on other operations or event inspections not already listed.
Tents and Membrane Structuressingle tent$616.68Fees are for single tent. Note: Tent permits must be submitted 10 business days in advance of event. A Fee of $30 per day progressive penalty shall be assessed for permit applications not submitted 10 days prior to the event.
Tents and Membrane Structures - Additional each additional tent on site$308.84Fees are for each additional tent on site.
Underground Storage Tank Closureper incident $411.12Fees are each tank including pumping out contents
Underground Storage Tank Removal per incident $411.12Fees are for each tank including pumping out contents.
Water System with Hydrants - Revisionper submittal50% of original permit feeFees are for revisions to previously approved plan.
Water System with Hydrants - Tank and Pump Installationper submittal$822.24Fees are for new tank and pump on hydrant systems.
Water System with Hydrants Installationper submittal$822.24Fees are for new system: the first 500 feet for review, inspection and flow testing.
Water System with Hydrants Installation - Additional per submittal$308.34Fees are for additional each additional 500 feet or fraction thereof.
Water Tank Installation for Commercial Fire Protection Systemper submittal$411.12Fees are for each tank, per system.
Water Tank Installation for Residential Fire Sprinkler Systemper submittal$411.12Fees are for each tank, per system.
Work Without Approved Permitper incident $3Fees are based on two (2) times the amount of the original permit fee.

Site Plan Review Checklist

To simplify your site plan review process, please find two documents contained here that offer helpful information for contractors and a checklist of the standard review items considered. Please select the documents in the right-hand column to view the details of each.

Site Plan Review Checklist

Site Plan Review Checklist – A Printable Checklist (please download to your computer before filling in information)

General Notes to the Contractor

A single sheet of information for contractors to ease the Plan Review process, including Tenant Improvement Projects.