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 Fire Department – Fire Prevention Division. Submittals shall include applicable fees and meet submittal requirements as listed.  Credit cards are now accepted online with a 3.1% fee.

Submit plans online:

  1. City of Poway Online Services WebsiteUse City of Poway Online Services to complete and submit permit applications, plans, apply for business certificates, regulatory licenses and more. Effective June 1, 2022, only electronic submittals will be accepted.

In addition to submitting plans online for each submittal type; please include the following:

Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems - New

•    Hydraulic calculations and material data sheets

•    City of Poway Fire Sprinkler Curve & Fire Flow Analysis

•    Fee Payment – 60% of total Building Department plan check fees (includes unlimited resubmittals and reinspections)

Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems - Tenant Improvements 

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

•    Hydraulic calculations (if requested) and material data sheets

•    Fee payment - $490 Initial submittal and inspection | $133 per resubmittal, $133 per reinspection

Commercial Fire Pump Systems

•    Hydraulic calculations and material data sheets

•    City of Poway Fire Sprinkler Curve & Fire Flow Analysis

•    Fee payment - $303 Initial submittal and inspection | $152 per resubmittal, $152 per reinspection

Commercial Underground Fire Service Mains / Aboveground Backflow Prevention Devices

(New installation, replacement, repair or retrofit)

•    Hydraulic calculations (if requested) and material data sheets

•    Fee payment - $303 Initial submittal and inspection | $152 per resubmittal, $152 per reinspection

Commercial Fire Alarm / Monitoring Systems

•    CA State Fire Marshal listings

•    Material data sheets

•    Battery & voltage drop calculations

•    Fee payment - $601 Initial submittal and inspection | $225 per resubmittal, $225 per reinspection

Commercial Hood & Duct Fire Suppression Systems

•    Referenced technical manual

•    Fee payment - $133 Initial submittal and inspection | $66 per resubmittal, $66 per reinspection

Clean-Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems

•    CA State Fire Marshal listings

•    Material data sheets

•    Hydraulic / aeriform flow calculations

•    Battery & voltage-drop calculations

•    Air sampling calculations

•    Fee payment - $531 Initial submittal and inspection | $199 per resubmittal, $199 per reinspection

Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

(New Installation, addition, removal or relocation)

•    Hydraulic calculations and material data sheets

•    City of Poway Water Availability Form

•    Fee payment for projects less than 10,000 square feet - $490 Initial submittal and inspection | $133 per resubmittal, $133 per reinspection

•    Fee payment for projects greater than 10,000 square feet - $623 Initial submittal and inspection | $199 per resubmittal, $199 per reinspection

High-Piled Combustible Storage 

•    High-piled combustible storage technical report

•    Fee payment for projects less than 20,000 square feet - $303 Initial submittal and inspection | $152 per resubmittal, $152 per  reinspection

•    Fee payment for projects greater than 20,000 square feet - $531 Initial submittal and inspection | $152 per resubmittal, $152 per reinspection

Compressed Gas Systems 

•    Material data sheets

•    Fee payment for projects less than 12,000 cubic feet - $303 Initial submittal and inspection | $152 per resubmittal, $152 per reinspection

•    Fee payment for projects greater than 12,000 cubic feet - $449 Initial submittal and inspection | $152 per resubmittal, $152 per reinspection

Spray Booths 

•    Material data sheets

•    Fee payment - $303 Initial submittal and inspection | $152 per resubmittal. $152 per reinspection

Underground Tanks

(Installation / Removal - fees charged per tank)

•    Material data sheets

•    Fee payment (per tank install / per tank removal) - $550 Initial submittal and inspection | $152 per resubmittal, $152 per reinspection

Water Tanks 

•    Material data sheets

•    Fee payment - $398 Initial submittal and inspection | $133 per resubmittal, $133 per reinspection

Note: All checks should be made out to the City of Poway. We accept credit cards with a 3.1% fee.

For additional information or consultation, please contact:

City of Poway
Fire Department – Fire Prevention Division
13325 Civic Center Drive
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 668-4470