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Minimum Plan Requirements - Fire Sprinkler Systems

A fire sprinkler system is an integrated system of underground and overhead piping designed in accordance with fire protection engineering standards. The installation includes one or more automatic water supplies.

Plans Submission

  • a. Three (3) sets of workshop drawings shall be submitted and approved by the authority having jurisdiction (A.H.J.) prior to installation.


  • b. A.H.J. will process plans submitted only after all applicable codes and ordinances are met.


  • c. Approved plans shall be on site at time of pressure tests and C.O. inspection.


  • d. System drawings/working plans shall indicate the following:
    • 1. Name and Address of building/project/tenant
    • 2. Name of contractor with address, phone number and certification/ license number
    • 3. Floor plan with dimensions with scale
    • 4. Symbol list and equipment identification
    • 5. Coverage, per manufacturer specifications, for sprinkler heads
    • 6. Identification of zones
    • 7. Compliance with Local and N.F.P.A. Codes 13, 13A, 13D, 13R as applicable including but not limited to the requirements of NFPA adopted additions

Acceptance Testing

  • a. Prior to acceptance test, contractor shall notify A.H.J. at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance.
  • b. Sprinkler contractor shall do a complete test of system before the A.H.J. is called for the acceptance test.


  • c. Sprinkler contractor shall provide sufficient personnel to properly conduct the system test.


  • d. Sprinkler contractor or owner shall arrange for an annual test agreement with a licensed sprinkler contractor (if required) approved by the A.H.J. A copy of this agreement shall be provided to the A.H.J. at time of system test

  • e. Sprinkler contractor shall notify all parties concerned regarding the test. (A.H.J., occupants of building, security, central station, etc.).


  • f. The acceptance test shall include all of the provisions of NFPA 13, Acceptance Tests including but not limited to the requirements for Flushing of Piping, Hydrostatic Testing and Permissible Leakage limits.

Fire Sprinkler Inspector Checklist (printable PDF file)