Plan Submittal Information

About Plan Submittals

  • All plan submittals must be accompanied by a Fire Protection Plan Review Permit Application, no exceptions. 
  • The Building Permit Number associated with this project must be provided on the application, no exceptions.
  • The Project Valuation associated with the fire protection work must be provided on the application, no exceptions.  
  • All plan submittals must be accompanied by a copy of their respective Texas State Fire Marshal's Office (TSFMO), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) or Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) license.
  • All plan submittals and calculations must be signed by a TSFMO License Contractor, TECQ Licensed Contractor or Qualified F.P.E.
  • The contractor is responsible for ensuring that the system(s) being installed or modified is in compliance with all locally adopted codes, including, but not limited to the 2015 International Fire Code, referenced NFPA Standards and Ordinance 2018-01-02.
  • Plans approved by the McKinney Fire Marshal’s Office give authorization for construction. Final approvals are subject to field verification. Any approval issued by the Fire Marshal’s Office does not release the contractor or property owner from the responsibility of full compliance with all applicable codes and ordinances relating to the construction project. Final approvals are subject to field inspection and verification.
  • All installations must concur with the approved plans. Any deviation from the approved plans requires a re-submittal to the Fire Marshal’s Office prior to inspection. Failure to submit revised plans prior to the inspection may result in a delay for inspection and sign off.
  • All plan review and inspection process steps must be followed. Deviation from the requirements can result in delays and possible rejection of plans or inspection delays.


Plan Review Time & Hierarchy

It is the goal of the Fire Marshal's Office to complete your plan review within the shortest possible time. We strive to complete your plan review within 2-3 weeks from receipt of a complete plan submittal package. Please be advised that revisions, changes or an incomplete submittal package may delay your final approval.


Plans are reviewed based upon the hierarchy of fire protection systems. That is, the fire sprinkler overhead will not be reviewed until the fire sprinkler underground has been permitted and the fire alarm will not be reviewed until the fire sprinkler system has been permitted and so forth.


This same rule is applied to civil and building construction plans. Civil plans are not reviewed until the site plan is approved and building construction plans are not reviewed until the civil plans have been approved.