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Steps in Plan Review Process
Plans are reviewed as a proactive step to identify any potential problems or code violations and ensure compliance with adopted fire code regulations. Plans are reviewed on a first-in, first-out basis, with plan review turnaround depending largely on the amount of construction taking place in the jurisdiction at the time the plan is submitted. In order for a project to have a higher potential for on-time completion, construction schedules should account for plan review time by all agencies involved, including the Fire Prevention Division.
All plans shall be drawn to a nationally accepted engineering or architectural scale. The Fire Prevention Division no longer accepts paper or hard copies of plans for review and only accepts electronic plan submittals in PDF format. In order to avoid unnecessary delays that can be associated with the submittal of incomplete plans, plan submittals should be as complete as possible the first time they are submitted. Lastly, all fire protection system plans submitted shall be stamped by a Colorado-licensed professional engineer (Exception: fire protection plans for small jobs that qualify for Fast Track permits).
Common Types of Plans that Require Review & Approval by the Fire Prevention Division
Fire Protection Systems
Views items to include to avoid delays in your various fire protection systems plan review.
High-Piled Combustible Storage
High-piled combustible storage is defined as any indoor storage of combustible materials in closely packed piles, on pallets, in racks, or on shelves where the top of storage is greater than 12 feet in height.
Site Development Plans
Things to include to avoid delays in your site development plan review.
Temporary Above-Ground Fuel Tanks
Permits issued by the fire district are required for the installation of temporary stationary above-ground fuel storage tanks at construction sites.
Use or Storage of Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gases
Permits issued by the fire district are required for the storage or use of Liquefied Petroleum gas.
The Fire Prevention Division will work with businesses and inspect facilities that store hazardous materials to help prevent any potential problems.