Fire-only Permits

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, customers can drop off permit applications that require only Fire Department review. Found below are examples of fire-only scopes of work. Fire Department staff can accommodate 25 customers daily, first-come, first-served. Each customer can submit a maximum of 2 permits per day.. 

Fire-only plan review scope of work includes:

  • Sprinkler system (including standpipe & underground work)
  • Fire alarm and/or smoke detection system 
  • Dedicated Function FA system (elevator recall, HVAC shut-down, sprinkler monitoring)
  • Any fire suppression system (Pre-action, Clean Agent, etc.)
  • Emergency evacuation signage
  • Emergency Responder Radio Coverage System (ERRCS)
  • Elevators (FSAE & OEE)
  • Air replenishment systems

Fire-only Application Revision Submissions

To submit revisions to an existing fire-only permit application, you can do one of two things:

  1. Come to 49 South Van Ness during fire-only permit applications drop-off time (9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday) and submit 2 new sets of plans that supersede the original plans submitted.
  2. Make an appointment with the plan reviewer who provided comments:
  • To meet in the 49 South Van Ness lobby with the original plans to insert revised pages for Form 3 applications; or
  • To pick up the plans from the 49 South Van Ness lobby to return at a later time with new inserts for Form 8 applications.


For more information about Fire Department plan view, please visit https://sf-fire.org/plan-check.