INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLAN SUBMITTAL
HARD COPY SUBMITTAL: An application (see attachments at bottom of page), fee payment (see attachments at bottom of page), and a minimum of (*) sets of plans are required for each plan submittal. (*) building permits = 1, fire sprinkler systems = 2, fire alarm systems = 2, WUI plan review = 2
Plan review fees are required at the time of plan submittal to the fire prevention bureau. Plans submitted without paymet will not be reviewed until payment has been received.
Plans can be submitted either in person or mailled to:
Southern Marin Fire District
Attn: Fire Prevention
333 Johnson Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
The plan review process and issuance of a fire construction permit take approximately 14-21 days. Applicants shall be notified by email or phone when your plan review has been completed. Applicants shall have 60 days to pick up completed plan reviews, fire comments and permits from the Fire Prevention Bureau's office. After 60 days’ plans, shall be discarded do to storage restrictions.
Plans are approved for a term of one (1) year. A Permit is considered “Expired” when there has been no project activity for 12 or more months. Permits can be extended if the fire prevention bureau is contacted within 30 days prior to the premit expiration date (additional fees may apply). Expired permits cannot be reactivated; a new submittal is required and a different Permit Number will be assigned.
PLAN SUBMITTAL INFORMATION
Substantial remodel: shall mean the renovation of any structure, which combined with any additions to the structure, affects a floor area which exceeds fifty percent of the existing floor area of the structure within any 36-month period. When any changes are made in the building, such as walls, columns, beams or girders, floor or ceiling joists and coverings (see Section 202[C]), roof rafters, roof diaphragms, foundations, piles or retaining walls or similar components, the floor area of all rooms affected by such changes shall be included in computing floor areas for the purposes of applying this definition. This definition does not apply to the replacement and upgrading of residential roof coverings.
Coverings: shall mean materials including, but not limited to, gypsum board, paneling, floor boards, lathe and plaster, wood paneling, brick and mortar, or other materials attached to rough framing of the building elements. ‘Coverings’ do not include carpet, linoleum, tile, wall paper, or other decorative finishes.
Tent: A structure, enclosure, umbrella structure or shelter with or without sidewalls or drops, constructed of fabric or pliable material supported by any manner except by air or the contents that it protects.
Second Unit: shall mean an attached or detached additional dwelling unit which provides complete independent living facilities, and which includes permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation and is located on the same lot as the primary unit.
All questions related to the plan review process can be forwarded to the Office of the Fire Marshal -
phone: (415) 289-4163