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Underground Fire Service Main 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. Occupancy Classification(s)*
  5. Needed Fire Flow for Building*
  6. Installation Type*
  7. Fire Sprinkler System Type(s)*
  8. Fire Sprinkler System*
  9. Standpipes*
  10. Hydrants*
  11. 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. 

  12. 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.
  13. **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.

    All Projects (included on Plan Submittal):

    1. Name, address, phone, email, and state contractor's license number
    2. Creation date of plan, revision dates, point of compass, scale, and graphic representation of scale
    3. Complete address (include building name or suite) of project (include tenant name if known)
    4. Clear and definitive scope of work for the project and the company permitting the work
    5. Size of the SWS water mains supplying the system
    6. Location of backflow prevention vault and/or FDC
    7. Equipment cut sheets for all materials and components
    8. Thrust blocks or other approved restraint methods as allowed by 2002 NFPA 24 section 10.8
    9. Hydraulic calculations that demonstrate the total system demand at the needed PSI for system operation

    New Installation/Major Remodel

    1. Site/plot drawings with paved roads, fire lanes, parking, and building orientation. Include locations of area hydrants and the remove FDC. FDCs shall be labeled in accordance with City Requirements
    2. Site/plot drawings indicating location weight/class, size and length of underground piping and materials from water source to riser. Include any valves, meters, valve pit (include pit details), depth to bury pipe, thrust blocks, etc.
    3. All valves, excluding the Spartanburg Water system roadway valve, controlling the water supply for automatic sprinkler systems up to and including the backflow prevention device shall be electrically supervised as required by 2021 International Fire Code Section 903.4
    4. Provide the means to conduct a full forward flow testing of the backflow prevention device as required by 2019 NFPA 13 Section
    5. Provide information on any hydrants to be installed; private hydrants to have the barrels painted yellow. The available flow to be marked on the hydrant bonnet and caps to meet NFPA 291 Section
  14. Required Inspections & Documents

    Testing and acceptance will be required to meet 2019 NFPA 24 Section 10.10 requirements. Items to be reviewed or inspected include: 

    1. Inspection of piping and restraint system before covering
    2. Flushing of piping. Flow rate to meet NFPA 24 Section
    3. Hydrostatic test as required by NFPA Section
    4. Underground material and test certificate
    5. Private hydrants shall be flushed and flow tested. Flow rates to be marked on the hydrant with an approved method
    6. Final inspection. Additional testing may be required based on system or complexity
  15. Pre-Final Inspection Checklist

    The contractor shall verify completion of the following items, any item from this 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 previous inspections completed and deficiencies corrected
    2. Installation per submitted drawings or deviations approved and as-built drawings prepared for inspector
    3. Permit, stamped drawings, and 3 copies of the Certificate of Underground Piping onsite
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