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Fire Alarm Permit Application

  1. City of Spartanburg South Carolina
  2. For Office Use Only

    Permit # _____________________________

    Permit Fee $_________________________

    Plan Review _____________________________

    Plan Review Fee $_________________________

  3. Plan submittals are done electronically. Submit drawings and attachments to See items that need to be included with electronic submittal of plans below**.

  4. Installation*
  5. Check One*
  6. (Ref. 2019 NFPA 72, 4.3.2)

  7. Alarm System Coverage*

    Per 2021 IBC/IFC/IMC, 2019 NFPA 72; check all sections which apply to the new or existing design.

  8. Specify either type of offsite supervision or other as noted above

  9. A permit and Plan Review fee will be assessed based on the total value of the project, but not less than a $50 Permit Fee and a Plan Review Fee. See fee schedule on Building Inspections website ( 

    I hereby make application for permit to perform the work described herein, and if permit is granted, I agree to conform to all review comments, City Ordinances, State/International/National Codes as applicable, and applicable requirements set forth by the City or State Fire Marshal's Office, whether specified herein or not, and in accordance with all plans submitted. I certify that the information given is true and accurate. 

  10. Electronic Signature Agreement
    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
  11. **Plan Submittal Checklist**

    Drawings shall be submitted to:

    The following checklist is provided as a summary of the minimum information required before a review will be initiated. It is the contractor's responsibility to have a thorough working knowledge of the applicable City, State, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and International Code Council (ICC) requirements and to include additional information that may be specific to this system. Failure to provide the needed information will delay the review process. 

    1. Name, address, phone, email, and state contractor's license number of the licensed contractor
    2. Creation date of plan, revision dates, point of compass, scale, and graphic representation of scale
    3. Description of the scope of work
    4. Manufacturers cut sheets for all equipment, clearly indicating which models will be utilized
    5. Floor plan(s) indicating all device locations and clearly identifying rooms, areas, etc.
    6. 1-line diagram (riser), including power connection and conductor type and sizes
    7. Battery and voltage drop calculations
    8. Clear description of ceiling construction and height or detailed elevation drawing
    9. Operation of any specialized equipment (smoke control/exhaust or other life safety systems)
    10. Compatibility listings to verify component compatibility with the FA control panel
    11. Alarm response matrix
    12. Clearly indicate the location and tamper switches for the Knox Box (Knox tampers should be tied to the building burglar alarm when present or to the fire alarm as a supervisory signal as an alternate)
  12. Required Inspections

    The following inspections are required during the project. Failure to call for an inspection may result in delays or require covered work to be uncovered for visual inspections.

    1. Rough-in inspection to be completed before wiring or wiring methods is concealed
    2. Overhead inspections to be completed before the installation of ceiling tiles or ceiling system
    3. Final inspection to include: verification of device placement, functional test of system, response time test, a review of contractor's 100% self-inspection documentation
  13. Pre-Final Inspection Checklist

    The contractor shall verify completion of the following items prior to scheduling the final inspection. Any item from this general list found outstanding at the time of the final will result in termination of the inspection and assessment of a re-inspection fee. 

    1. All equipment, devices, etc. have been installed per the submitted prints. Any deviations must be approved before acceptance testing and shall be noted on as-built drawings that will be provided to the inspector
    2. 100% pre-test has been completed and documented by the contractor
    3. Any mechanical/electrical systems have been reviewed and approved by the Building Department
    4. The contractor has a current state license and proper documentation indicating adequate training and qualifications to install the selected system
    5. Permit, stamped drawings, system manual(s), and needed testing equipment
    6. Provide a Record of Completion attesting to proper installation
    7. A copy of the Record of Completion shall be issued to the owner and the inspector
    8. A copy of the submittal package and the Record of Completion shall be placed in a plan tube or binder marked, "Fire Alarm Plans--Do Not Remove From Site," shall be installed at the fire alarm panel
    9. Fire alarm registration:           

    Contact: 866-889-2363

    Spartanburg False Alarm

    PO Box 60282

    Charlotte, NC 28260




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