Plans are required for all new buildings and for changes to existing buildings. The Fire Department reviews these plans to help ensure that the applicable codes, ordinances and standards are being followed, and to prevent unnecessary hazards. The Ontario Fire Department has a goal to turn around all plans submitted within ten (10) working days.
New plans may be submitted to the Fire Department Counter located at 303 East "B" Street, which is now a part of the “one-stop shop” concept that allows our customers to have all their plan check needs met at one location. When submitting plans to the Fire Permit counter, please bring three (3) complete sets of drawings and three (3) copies of any other supplemental information. Plan check and permit fees are based on contract valuation and are payable at the time of submittal. Please let the Permit Technician know your timelines for the project. If the projected turnaround time is outside of your timeline, please let our staff know and inquire about our expedited plan check program, or see the link on this page below.
Plans that are submitted directly to the fire permit counter include: underground fire protection water mains, fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, pre-engineered fire protection systems, high piled storage and hazardous materials. All other plans are submitted to the Building Department and are automatically routed to the Fire Department.
It is always recommended that applicants review the Fire Prevention Standards and Forms prior to submitting plans.