Plan Check/ Fire Engineering

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Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm.

All other business after 12:00 pm may be scheduled by appointment only.

Fire Engineering Unit

Fire Department personnel are available to answer questions and review plans during their counter hours, 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Schedule permitting, staff may be available in the afternoons by appointment only (818-548-3207). Voice mail messages may be left throughout the day; calls will be returned as soon as possible. Email often provides for a faster response time.


The Fire Department requires and issues permits for a variety of business activities, construction work, operations, practices or functions. Each permit requires the filing of a separate application along with payment of the appropriate fee.

Please be aware that any work requiring a permit may not be started until the plans are approved and the permit is obtained. Work undertaken prior to issuance of a permit is subject to an immediate stop-work notice and collection of fines.

Reference Materials

2017 Glendale Fire Code Amendments

2020 Glendale Fire Code Amendments (effective January 1, 2020)

Minimum Submittal Requirements

Residential Sprinklers: All residential fire sprinkler systems that exceed a pressure of 125 psi must be designed per the subject diagram.

  1. A pressure regulator is required when static pressure exceeds 125 psi.
  2. The pressure relief valve should be set at 175 psi.
  3. Provide a sign to state 125 psi.

Glendale Emergency Responder Communications Technical Specifications

2017 Fire Protection System Testing Intervals Table

2020 Fire Protection Systems Testing, Certification, and Reporting Requirements

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