EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2016 THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE AS AMENDED AND ADOPTED IS IN EFFECT. PLEASE USE THE CURRENTLY LISTED FORMS FOR PLAN REVIEW SUBMITTAL TO AVOID DELAYS IN PROCESSING. ALL CONTRACTORS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE CONTRACTOR INFORMATION TO THE CITY ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. A $50.00 DOCUMENTATION FEE IS REQUIRED EACH YEAR.
All Fire Department Permit Applications shall be dropped-off and picked-up at the Development Services Customer Service Desk. The service desk is located on the first floor of Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway. Mailed plans shall be sent to: Development Services/Permitting Department PO Box 770, Keller TX 76244.
**DO NOT SEND PLANS TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT**
**FULL PLAN SUBMITTAL IS REQUIRED FOR ALL JOB TYPES**
Please review ALL submittal requirements prior to turning in your plans; incomplete submittals will be returned to the applicant and resubmittals will incur additional plan review fees. A signed checklist must accompany plans at time of submittal.
Plan Review Documents shall be completed prior to arrival and submitted in the following order, top to bottom:
CD of FULL SUBMITTAL
Contract, dated and signed by BOTH PARTIES
Copy of State License(s)
Plan Specific Documents i.e., Flow Data Sheet, Hydraulic Calculations
Hard Copies of Plans (minimum of three)
Plans submitted out of order or with missing information, will be immediately returned to the applicant.
All submittals shall include the following: three hard copy plans (max 24x36 inches), one digital copy (pdf), Contractor Registration, Permit Application, signed Checklist and a signed copy of the Contract for Work. New Sprinkler Plan Submittals shall also include the Flow Data Form, no exceptions. Some Permits require a fee, others do not. Please refer to the application.
All plan submittals must be accompanied by a copy of their respective Texas State Fire Marshal's Office (TSFMO), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) or Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) license, drivers license and registration fee if not previously registered for the calendar year.
All plan submittals and calculations must be signed by a TSFMO Licensed Contractor, TECQ Licensed Contractor or Qualified F.P.E.
The contractor is responsible for ensuring that the system(s) being installed or modified is in compliance with all locally adopted codes, including, but not limited to the 2015 International Fire Code, referenced NFPA Standards and local amendments.
Plans approved by the Keller Fire Marshal's Office give authorization for construction. Final approvals are subject to field verification. Any approval issued by the Fire Marshal's Office does not release the contractor or property owner from the responsibility of full compliance with all applicable codes and ordinances relating to the construction project. Final approvals are subject to field inspection and verification.
All installations must reflect the approved plans. Any deviation from the approved plans requires a re-submittal to the Fire Marshal's Office prior to inspection. All plan review and inspection process steps must be followed. Deviation from the requirements will result in delays.
PLAN REVIEW TIME & HIERARCHY
It is the goal of the Fire Marshal's Office to complete your plan review in a timely manner. We strive to complete your plan review within 10 business days from receipt of a complete plan submittal package. Please be advised that revisions, changes or an incomplete submittal package will delay your final approval.
Plans are reviewed based upon the hierarchy of the fire protection systems. That is, the fire sprinkler overhead will not be reviewed until the fire sprinkler underground has been permitted, and the fire alarm plans will not be reviewed until the fire sprinkler system has been permitted and so forth.
To access forms and information click on one or more of the following links as applicable to your submittal. The following documents are in PDF format:
The Amendments to the 2015 IFC in addition to Local Amendments