The City and County of Denver requires that plans and specifications be reviewed by plan review experts prior to approval of building or installation permits. The purpose is to provide safety through ensuring compliance with local ordinances, including the fire code.
The plan review process may involve multiple agencies, Fire Department reviews will be directed to Denver Fire Department when submitted through Development Services.
Development Services E-permits
Electronic Permit Submittal Guidelines (PDF)
Pre-Application Plan Review
If you would like to discuss specific issues or design questions about your project with our Plan Review personnel before submitting formal plans contact email@example.com.
Please see our DFD Testing Guide(PDF, 936KB) for additional information.
PLEASE NOTE: Inspections and fire systems tests scheduled outside of normal business hours cannot be canceled once they have been scheduled. Inspections and fire systems tests scheduled during normal business hours can only be canceled three (3) business days before the test, beginning August 1, 2022.
Any cancellations outside of these timeframes will be assessed the applicable fees. All canceled tests will be rescheduled by contacting your inspector or sending an email to DFDSystemsTesting@denvergov.org.
Both fees can be avoided by a contractor’s diligent preparation (i.e., pre-testing systems) and scheduling of all inspections and testing during normal business hours.
Construction contractors must request Fire Department occupancy inspections via Accela Citizen Access. For questions or inquiries please email DFDCOInspections@denvergov.org.
For Fire Department business license inspection requests and general questions please call 720-913-3409.
The inspector wouldn’t sign off because I added a device. How do I submit modified drawings?
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Plan Review Status
My submittal was scheduled to be reviewed last week. I haven’t received a plan review notice yet. When will my submittal be reviewed?
Expedited Small Project Reviews
I have a small project and I need my permit now. What do I do?
I need to get started with fire sprinkler installation while my plans are under review. How do I apply for a conditional permit?
Leak Detection Systems
How do I submit for a permit to install a leak detection system?
Download the Denver Building and Fire Codes here
Check Building Plan Review Status
Notice to building owners and contractors: IFC 912.4.1
Per IFC 912.4.1 Locking Fire Department Connection Caps. To prevent vandalism & theft, locking connection caps protecting the inlet and swivel shall be provided and compatible with keys provided to the Denver Fire Department.
Effective January 1, 2019, locking fire department connection caps are required for all new buildings.
The Fire Official may require locking caps on existing buildings if deemed necessary.
All locking caps installed must meet NFPA 14 standards.
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