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Sprinkler & Shop Drawings

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What Is It?

You submit sprinkler and shop drawings as supplements to your original construction permit plans. Examples of shop drawings include:

  • Curtain wall systems
  • Precast concrete piles
  • Precast prestressed elements (e.g., planks)
  • Special designs (e.g., large skylights, canopies, base isolators)
  • Spray-applied fire proofing
  • Sprinkler shop drawing

We will inform you of the required drawings for your project when we issue the original construction permit.

How Much Does It Cost?

When you submit your drawings, you need to pay the minimum intake fee of 0.75 times the Seattle DCI hourly fee for sprinkler shop drawings, and 1.75 times the hourly fee for all other types of shop drawings. You pay any additional hourly fees when you pick up your permit.

How Long Does It Take?

We try to finish the initial review of shop drawings within two weeks.

Steps to Submit Your Drawings

Submit your sprinkler and shop drawings after your permit is issued, but before it has expired or been finaled. You must follow the instructions below in order to access your drawings through the Project Portal.

Shop Drawings (Including Fire Sprinklers)

To submit your shop drawings, you will need the following documents:

  • Drawings: post permit submittal application, drawings, and supporting documents
  • Fire Sprinkler Shops Drawings: post permit submittal application, drawings, material data sheets, etc.

Upload your documents following the Shop Drawing Submittal instructions on our Send Us Your Files page. Once you have uploaded your documents, we will process your application in the order it was received. We will create a post-submittal number for you. You will need to use the post-submittal number in the Project Portal to get notifications about fees, required corrections, and when you permit is ready to be issued.

You need to follow this process every time you need to submit a shop drawing.

Fire Sprinklers (Stand-Alone)

You need to submit your fire sprinkler application through the Project Portal. To get started, you will need the following documents:

  • Coversheet
  • Drawings
  • Material Data Sheets

Once you have submitted your application, we will notify you once we have completed your preliminary application. You will then be able to log into your portal to submit your application for screening. Please monitor your portal account for notifications about fees, required corrections, and when your permit is ready to be issued.

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