You need Fire Department review of your plans when you are adding, replacing, or relocating 7 or more fire alarm initiating devices, notification appliances, circuit power extenders, or control units. This review is conducted as part of the our electrical permit issuance process.
You may also need a business license if you are working in Seattle, even if your office is outside the city.
There is a basic fee for fire alarms. Each fire alarm controller and each device (such as horn, strobe, speaker, etc.) costs an additional small fee. Additional Fire Department fees apply.
You can apply at the Applicant Services Center. You don't need an appointment and the wait time is generally less than 20 minutes. Our review time for your permit depends on how complex your project is and the quality and completeness of your original application.
Complete the electrical permit application (plan review). You will need:
To submit your application, visit the Applicant Services Center. Be sure to bring payment information as specified on the permit application form.