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COVID-19 ADVISORY MESSAGE

The Glendale Fire Department Fire Engineering Unit is dedicated to the health and well-being of our customers, employees, and our community. With that in mind, we have adjusted the way we provide our services by exercising social distancing and best practices as ordered by the CDC. We appreciate your flexibility and patience during this unprecedented public health crisis.

Please be advised the Public Counters are CLOSED to walk-in services. Please do not come to our offices unless specifically directed to do so.


Fire Engineering services will continue to be offered as outlined below:

PERMITS & PLAN CHECK

FOR CURRENT PROJECTS:

Plan check services are available for all currently submitted projects. Plan review correspondences will be delivered via email and telephone. Please contact your plan-checker directly for coordination of resubmittals.

TO SUBMIT A NEW PROJECT:

Click here to complete the fire permit application.

Please name the application attachment with the PROJECT ADDRESS and send the APPLICATION ONLY to: firepermits@glendaleCA.gov.

* Be sure to add the associated building permit number to the email message. Once received, a city employee will contact you via email or phone call on the process to submit the plans.

For any additional permit related questions please call 818-548-3200.


INSPECTION AND FIELD SERVICES

All exterior residential and commercial inspections will be conducted in compliance with social distancing orders, as per the guidance document found here: COVID-19 Construction and Essential Business Guidelines.

Click here to schedule an inspection please fill out the online Fire Construction Inspection Request form.

For any additional inspection related questions or to schedule and inspection via telephone please call (818) 548-4810.


PLANS CURRENTLY IN PLAN CHECK: DROP OFF AND PICK UP

The coordination of drop off and pick up of plans currently in the plan check process should be handled through your project plan checker. The drop off area will be available by appointment only and will be located in a secured, monitored location in the MSB Building lobby at 633 E. Broadway. This will allow applicants to provide plans without visiting the public counter.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and patience during these challenging times.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT- EXTENSION ON EXPIRING PERMITS AND PLAN CHECKS

Given the current environment, all plan check and permits expiring during this period will be automatically extended until December 31, 2020. Applicants do not need to submit a request in order to receive this automatic extension.

Click here for additional information regarding the Permit Services Center.


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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