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Engineering and Plan Review Division

Engineering plan review services include the review and approval of new construction buildings, access, and water supply systems for subdivisions and new buildings, tenant improvement in existing commercial buildings, new fire suppression and life safety systems installations and modifications to existing systems, high-piled combustible rack storage systems, hazardous materials storage, and process piping systems for compliance with applicable Building Code and/or Fire Code and NFPA Standards.

Construction document plans and supporting data shall be submitted to the fire district for all land development, or for the construction, alteration, or renovation of a building where a building permit is required, in the form of two sets of plans/documents with each construction permit application. Construction documents shall be drawn to scale and be of such clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work (scope) proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of the fire code and relevant laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.

Fire protection system shop drawings shall be submitted to indicate compliance with the fire code and construction documents and shall be approved prior to the start of installation. Shop drawings shall contain all information as required by the applicable installation standard.

The following construction fire permits are required within the East Contra Costa  Fire Protection District:

  • Access for fire apparatus
  • Automatic fire-extinguishing systems
  • Battery systems
  • Compressed gases
  • Construction, alteration, or renovation of a building for which a building permit is required
  • Cryogenic fluids
  • Emergency responder radio coverage system
  • Fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment
  • Fire pumps and related equipment
  • Flammable and combustible liquids
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial ovens
  • Land development, Subdivisions
  • Liquid propane gas
  • Medical gas systems
  • Private fire hydrants
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Solar photovoltaic power systems
  • Spraying or dipping flammable finishes
  • Standpipe systems
  • Temporary membrane structures and tents
  • Water supply for fire protection

Specific information regarding the above required operational permits may be found in the California Fire Code 2016 edition as amended by East Contra Costa  Fire Protection District Ordinance No. 2017-02.

ECCFPD Ordinance 2017-02.pdf