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Allowed Pre-Permit Construction

Fire Protection contractors who wish to start work before plans are approved may install wiring, cables, stub outs, boxes, piping, hangers, EMT and cabinets. No actual fire alarm devices or drops and heads for sprinkler systems may be installed until plans are approved. These installations are allowed with the full understanding that corrections or modifications may be required by Harris County Fire Code Review, Harris County Fire Protection Review or Harris County Fire Marshal's Office.

FIRE ALARMS SYSTEMS:
No permit is required, when:
Your project has 5 or less notification devices or conventional initiating devices.
A formal letter indicating where the work is taking place will suffice.

BUT:
If and when addressable devices are involved, then all work that involves any change to the panel’s program will require a permit with inspection.


FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS:
No permit is required, when:
Your project has 19 or less sprinkler heads, adds & relocates, involved on the project.
A letter on company letterhead indicating where the work is taking place will suffice.

BUT:
If and when 20+ heads are involved, then all work that will change calculations to the system will require a permit with inspection.

New Note for 2015: See first PDF below.

Fire Protection System Requirements

Subject File Type
Fire Protection Plans Requirements - Effective January 1, 2015  pdf
Fire Protection Fees pdf
Amendments to IFC 2006 (Fire Protection) pdf
Underground Fire Line Requirements pdf
Fire Alarm Systems pdf
Fixed Extinguishing Systems pdf
Standpipe / Wall Hydrant Systems pdf
Sprinkler Requirements pdf
Standpipe Requirements pdf

Required Forms

Subject File Type
Fire Protection Application pdf

Supporting Information
Subject File Type
Dry Hydrant Example Sheet (click on File Type to open) pdf / Autodesk dwg
Dry Hydrant Design Worksheet pdf
AFAA Alarm Fire Alarm Symbols (click on File Type to open) pdf / Autodesk dwg
AFAA NAC Circuit Calculator Excel
AFAA Battery Calculator Excel
Focus on Fire Protection pdf
Quality Guide for Fire Alarm pdf
State Fire Marshal's Office link to web page

Harris County Sherriff's Office
Residential Fire/Burglar Alarm System
Alarm Detail Division
Mon - Fri   9-5p
9418 Jensen Drive, Suite A
713-755-4600

Expedited Plan Review (Suspended till further notice)

Subject File Type
Expedite Application for Plan Review pdf

 



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Suite 120
Houston, Texas 77092

 
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