Sprinkler & Shop Drawings

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 SDCI 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 before you get 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 submit your drawings.

Before you submit your shop drawing request, your reviewer must have added a shop drawing as a requirement on your main permit record.

You must be listed as a contact on the main record in order to apply for a shop drawing. To get listed as a contact, contact us at (206) 684-8850 or sci_coa@seattle.gov.

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

  • Drawings
  • Supporting documents, as applicable

You need to submit your shop drawings online, through the Seattle Services Portal. For step-by-step instructions, see our Help Center article, How to Submit Shop Drawings.

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

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

  • 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.