Fire Protection System Permit

Availability:
available via mail   Via Mail
available in person   In Person

Application for a fire protection system permit. This permit includes fire sprinkler systems and alternative fire suppression systems, fire pumps, commercial fire alarm or detection systems, kitchen hood systems, underground fire lines and other fire protection equipment or devices for commercial and residential uses.

Fees

The fee for a fire protection system permit is based on the cost of labor and material for the installation or alteration. The current fee is calculated as follows:

Commercial new or existing: $100 for the first $5000 of estimated cost + $7 per additional $1000 or fraction thereof. In addition to the permit fee, there is a 2% state levy. The total fee owed at the time of application is the permit fee plus the state levy (permit fee times .02). A permit fee calculator is available at https://henrico.us/bldg/fees/fee-calculator-commercial/.

Existing one- and two- family dwellings: $100 for the first $5000 of estimated cost + $6 per additional $1000 or fraction thereof. In addition to the permit fee, there is a 2% state levy. The total fee owed at the time of application is the permit fee plus the state levy (permit fee times .02). A permit fee calculator is available at https://henrico.us/bldg/fees/fee-calculator-residential/.

New one- and two- family dwellings (flat fee): $100 + 2.00 (2% state levy) = $102.00

How to Receive this Service

Please mail or hand deliver the following documents along with the permit fee to the Department of Building Construction and Inspections:
Fire Protection System – Commercial

  • 1 copy of Fire Protection System Permit Application (please fill in Virginia Contractor’s License No.)
  • 2 copies of Fire Protection System plans with calculations (if not approved under the building permit)

Fire Protection System – Residential

  • 1 copy of Fire Permit Application (please fill in Virginia Contractor’s License No.)
  • 1 copy of Owner’s Affidavit if owner is acting as contractor
  • 2 copies of fire plans with calculations

Permit Amendment

  • 1 copy of Fire Permit Application with AMEND in the description of work
    Additional permit fee is required if there is additional estimated cost

Permit Cancellation

  • 1 copy of Request for Permit Cancellation
  • Note: You must enter a reason for the cancellation. If a refund is requested, you must add the request to the reason for cancellation. The refund rate is 100% if the permit has not been issued or 75% of the permit fee only if the permit has been issued.

When is a fire protection system permit needed:

  1. First time installation of any fire protection system device or equipment
  2. Replacement of any fire protection system device or equipment

This is not a comprehensive list. Please call the Department of Building Construction and Inspections at (804) 501-4360 with any questions.

Contact Us

Permit Center

Permit Center - West
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Permit Center - East
3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23223

Phone
(804) 501-7280

Fax-West
(804) 501-4815
Fax-East
(804) 652-3601

permitcenter@henrico.us

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775