Initial Fire Plan Review Submittals Requirements

Initial Fire Plan Review Submittals Requirements 

Complete plans and specification for fire protection systems shall be submitted for review and be approved prior to system installation. Approved plans shall be kept readily available on the job site.  

The licensee (contractors Master or Qualified Employee) information shall be on submittals as per Nevada Administrative Code, Nevada Revised Statutes, and the Nevada Blue Book.  

A designer of fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and special hazard systems shall hold a minimum Level II certification in their respective discipline from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) or an equivalent certification (e.g., plans and calculations prepared by a Nevada Registered Professional Engineer working in their area of expertise). Submittals shall include the designer’s printed name, certificate number, and signature. 

Plans Review Fee Schedule

The plan review package must include: 

FIRE ALARMS per 2016 NFPA 72  section 7.2

  • Written narrative providing intent and system description
  • Riser diagram
  • Floor plan layout showing locations of all devices, control equipment, and supervising station and shared communications equipment with each sheet showing the following:
  • Point of compass (north arrow) 
  • A graphic representation of the scale used 
  • Room use identification 
  • Building features that will affect the placement of initiating devices and notification appliances
  • Sequence of operation in either an input/output matrix or narrative form 
  • Equipment technical data sheets 
  • Manufacturers’ published instructions, including operation and maintenance instructions 
  • Battery capacity and safety margin calculations (where batteries are provided) 
  • Voltage drop calculations for notification appliance circuits 
  • Mounting height elevation for wall-mounted devices and appliances 
  • Where occupant notification is required, minimum sound pressure levels that must be produced by the audible notification appliances in applicable covered areas
  • Locations of alarm notification appliances, including candela ratings for visual alarm notification appliances
  • Pathway diagrams between the control unit and shared communications equipment within the protected premises
  • Completed record of completion in accordance with NFPA 72 7.5.6 and NFPA 72 7.8.2 
  • For software-based systems, a copy of site-specific software, including specific instructions on how to obtain the means of system and software access (password)
  • Record (as-built) drawings 
  • Records, record retention, and record maintenance in accordance with Section NFPA 72  7.7 
  • Completed record of inspection and testing in accordance with NFPA 72 7.6.6 and NFPA 72   7.8.2

FIRE SPRINKLERS per 2016 NFPA 13  section 23.1

Working plans shall be drawn to an indicated scale, on sheets of uniform size, with a plan of each floor, and shall show those items from the following list that pertain to the design of the system:

  • Name of owner and occupant. 
  • Location, including street address. 
  • Point of compass. 
  • Full height cross section or schematic diagram, including structural member information if required for clarity and including ceiling construction and method of protection for nonmetallic piping.
  • Location of partitions. 
  • Location of fire walls. 
  • Occupancy class of each area or room. 
  • Location and size of concealed spaces, closets, attics, and bathrooms. 
  • Any small enclosures in which no sprinklers are to be installed. 
  • Size of city main in street and whether dead end or circulating; if dead end, direction and distance to nearest circulating main; and city main test results and system elevation relative to test hydrant.
  • Other sources of water supply, with pressure or elevation. 
  • Make, type, model, and nominal K-factor of sprinklers, including sprinkler identification number.
  • Temperature rating and location of high-temperature sprinklers. 
  • Total area protected by each system on each floor. 
  • Number of sprinklers on each riser per floor. 
  • Total number of sprinklers on each dry pipe system, preaction system, combined dry pipe–preaction system, or deluge system.
  • Approximate capacity in gallons of each dry pipe system. 
  • Pipe type and schedule of wall thickness. 
  • Nominal pipe size and cutting lengths of pipe (or center-to-center dimensions). Where typical branch lines prevail, it shall be necessary to size only one typical line.
  • Location and size of riser nipples. 
  • Type of fittings and joints and location of all welds and bends. The contractor shall specify on drawing any sections to be shop welded and the type of fittings or formations to be used.
  • Type and locations of hangers, sleeves, braces, and methods of securing sprinklers when applicable.
  • All control valves, check valves, drain pipes, and test connections. 
  • (Make, type, model, and size of alarm or dry pipe valve. 
  • Make, type, model, and size of preaction or deluge valve. 
  • Kind and location of alarm bells. 
  • Size and location of standpipe risers, hose outlets, hand hose, monitor nozzles, and related equipment.
  • Private fire service main sizes, lengths, locations, weights, materials, point of connection to city main; the sizes, types and locations of valves, valve indicators, regulators, meters, and valve pits; and the depth that the top of the pipe is laid below grade.
  • Piping provisions for flushing. 
  • Where the equipment is to be installed as an addition to an existing system, enough of the existing system indicated on the plans to make all conditions clear.
  • For hydraulically designed systems, the information on the hydraulic data nameplate. 
  • A graphic representation of the scale used on all plans. 
  • Name, address, and phone number(s) of contractor. 
  • Hydraulic reference points shown on the plan that correspond with comparable reference points on the hydraulic calculation sheets.
  • The minimum rate of water application (density or flow or discharge pressure), the design area of water application, in-rack sprinkler demand, and the water required for hose streams both inside and outside.
  • The total quantity of water and the pressure required noted at a common reference point for each system.
  • Relative elevations of sprinklers, junction points, and supply or reference points. 
  • If room design method is used, all unprotected wall openings throughout the floor protected.
  • Calculation of loads for sizing and details of sway bracing. 
  • The setting for pressure-reducing valves. 
  • Information about backflow preventers (manufacturer, size, type). 
  • Information about listed antifreeze solution used (type and amount).Size and location of hydrants showing size and number of outlets and if outlets are to be equipped with independent gate valves. Whether hose houses and equipment are to be provided, and by whom, shall be indicated. Static and residual hydrants that were used in flow tests shall be shown.
  • Size, location, and piping arrangement of fire department connections. 
  • Ceiling/roof heights and slopes not shown in the full height cross section. 
  • Addition year of NFPA 13 to which the sprinkler system is designed.


OTHER LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS - for submittal requirements, please contact Boulder City Fire Prevention at 702 293-9339. 

Plan Revision Fees: 

The minimum base plan review fee for a revised submittal is $50.00 / $153.00 (this is dependent on the review - see Asbuilt/Revision Plans Review Application below) and must be paid at the time of submittal. A plan submittal may also be assessed escalating fees that are due after the plan has been reviewed.

  • Asbuilt Fee (four or fewer revisions) - $50.00
  • Revisions (five or more revisions) - $153.00 
  • Re-inspection fee ($153/hour) - $153.00
  • Other Secondary Fees