Permit Process

When is a Fire Permit required?

Installation, or Modification of ALL Fire Protections Systems.

Sprinkler Systems

Fire Alarm Systems

Commercial Kitchen Systems

Standpipe Systems

Open Burning


Permit Applications

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The permitting procedures are established by the City and/or State. During plan review, inspection, and acceptance testing, our inspectors make sure fire protection systems are designed and installed as specified by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). By ensuring equipment is installed according to code we assist building owners and tenants maintain a fire safe environment.

The Permit Process

Applying for the permit-This can be accomplish by completing correct form below, and submitting it with payment to the permit counter at 145 Gorman St 3rd Floor Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.

Submitting Plans for review- When submitting plans, have four sets of plans. Plans will not be accepted if there are not four sets.

Plan Review - Plans will be reviewed by a Fire Protection Engineer and or a Fire Marshal. This process can take up to two weeks. After or during the review you will receive notification as to the status of your plans. If approved you will be notified via phone, or email when to pick up your permit and approved plans. If revisions are required, or plans are rejected you will be notified via email.

Approval - Once approved you can begin work according to your approved plans, not before unless approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction. 

Inspection and Testing - When work is complete you may call into the Fire Marshal's Office to schedule an inspection of your installation/modification. 

Please be advised that when scheduling for an inspection:

  • Requesting party must be on site, 
  • Work must be ready, 
  • Building must be accessible, 
  • Safety features must be on site, 
  • Approved drawings must be on site.

If the above items are not met, a re-inspection fee of $125 will be charged, and the inspection will need to be rescheduled.

March 25, 2011, marked the 100 year anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; a fire that inspired the country to develop a system to protect people. The Life Safety Code we use today was born in the aftermath of that fire and we benefit from lessons learned. You can count on all of our personnel in the fire department to hold true the belief; there is no substitute for providing adequate egress from buildings.