Plan Check Information

The City of Poway requires independent plan submittals for the review and approval of fire alarm systems, fire extinguishing systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire service mains, fire pump systems, commercial hood & duct fire extinguishing systems, compressed gas systems, high-piled combustible storage, spray booths, above ground water tanks for fire protection and underground tanks. Plan submittals shall be submitted to the Safety Services Department – Fire Prevention Division. Submittals shall include applicable fees and meet submittal requirements as listed.

Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems - New

•    Three complete sets of plans, material data sheets, and hydraulic calculations

•    One copy of a City of Poway Fire Sprinkler Curve & Fire Flow Analysis

•    Fee Payment – 60% of total Building Department plan check fees

Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems - Tenant Improvements 

(Addition, removal or relocation of more than 6 heads)

•    Three complete sets of plans and material data sheets, hydraulic calculations (if requested)

•    Fee payment - $490 1st submittal, $133 re-submittals

Commercial Fire Pump Systems

•    Three complete sets of plans, material data sheets, and hydraulic calculations

•    One copy of a City of Poway Fire Sprinkler Curve & Fire Flow Analysis

•    Fee payment - $303 1st submittal, $152 re-submittals

Commercial Underground Fire Service Mains / Aboveground Backflow Prevention Devices

(New installation, replacement, repair or retrofit)

•    Three complete sets of plans and material data sheets, hydraulic calculations (if requested) 

•    Fee payment - $303 1st submittal, $152 re-submittals

Commercial Fire Alarm / Monitoring Systems

•    Three complete sets of plans, material data sheets, and CA State Fire Marshal listings

•    Battery & voltage drop calculations

•    Fee payment - $601 1st submittal, $225 re-submittals

Commercial Hood & Duct Fire Suppression Systems

•    Three complete sets of plans

•    One copy of referenced technical manual

•    Fee payment - $133 1st submittal, $66 re-submittals

Clean-Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems

•    Three complete sets of plans, material data sheets, and CA State Fire Marshal listings

•    Three sets of hydraulic / aeriform flow calculations

•    Battery & voltage-drop calculations

•    Air sampling calculations

•    Fee payment - $531 1st submittal, $199 re-submittals

Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

(New Installation, addition, removal or relocation)

•    Three complete sets of plans, material data sheets, and hydraulic calculations

•    One copy of a City of Poway Water Availability Form

•    Fee payment - $490 1st submittal, $133 re-submittals = <10,000 square feet

•    Fee payment - $623 1st submittal, $199 re-submittals = >10,000 square feet

High-Piled Combustible Storage 

•    Three complete sets of plans

•    Three high-piled combustible storage technical reports

•    Fee payment - $303 1st submittal, $152 re-submittals = <20,000 square feet

•    Fee payment - $531 1st submittal, $152 re-submittals = >20,000 square feet

Compressed Gas Systems 

•    Three complete sets of plans and material data sheets

•    Fee payment - $303 1st submittal, $152 re-submittals = <12,000 cubic feet

•    Fee payment - $449 1st submittal, $152 re-submittals = >12,000 cubic feet

Spray Booths 

•    Three complete sets of plans and material data sheets

•    Fee payment - $303 1st submittal, $152 re-submittals

Underground Tanks

(Installation and removal)

•    Three complete sets of plans and material data sheets

•    Fee payment - $550 1st submittal, $152 re-submittals Installs / Removals

Water Tanks 

•    Three complete sets of plans, material data sheets, and hydraulic calculations

•    Fee payment - $398 1st submittal, $133 re-submittals

Note: All checks should be made out to the City of Poway. We do not accept credit cards.

For additional information or consultation, please contact:

City of Poway
Safety Services Department – Fire Prevention Division
Andy Loperena, Senior Fire Inspector
13050 Community Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 668-4471
Email Andy Loperena