The Northstar Fire Department performs construction document reviews. We believe offering such a service is essential not only for the safety of the occupants but for our very own firefighters’ safety and their ability to perform emergency operations in and around a structure.
The Northstar Fire Department is willing to work with owners, designers and contractors on the front end of a project (during the inception or design phase) to hopefully spot and correct any fire and life safety code deficiencies before a formal submittal or the project “breaking ground”.
We are now accepting digital plans in PDF format (preferred method) by email. Plans are reviewed and processed during normal business hours Monday-Friday. Approximate time for reviewing plans is 7-10 business days.
Plan review and mitigation fees will be determined once the construction documents have been received. All fees must be paid prior to the review/approval of the construction documents and before sign-off with Placer County.
Plans for all buildings (commercial and residential), tenant improvements, fire sprinklers, fire alarm systems, and commercial hood systems must be submitted to the Northstar Fire Department for review and approval. We prefer that plans are submitted to us AFTER having submitted to Placer County.
To submit construction documents for review/approval, please complete a Northstar Fire Department Project Application form, found below:
Important to note: We require plans submittals to possess certain elements or meet certain criteria. Plans and Site Plans need to be drawn to scale and to include the following:
To discover more specifics as to what is required for certain types of projects or submittals, please refer to these following guidelines as a reference:
Depending on the size and complexity of the project, the Northstar Fire Department retains the right to require an applicant to submit construction documents to a third-party reviewer.