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No, the building permit has to be issued first. For more information and requirements, visit DPIE’s website page on Third Party Review Program for Fire & Life Safety.
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No, a separate submittal is not required. It is part of the building permit review; however, separate building permits will be issued for sprinklers/alarms.
The sprinkler/fire alarm drawings are submitted in a separate building permit application for approval of sprinklers/alarms.
Just information regarding existing/proposed fire protection systems should be included on the building permit drawing. A separate building permit needs to be obtained as per question #2.
The Sprinkler/Fire Alarm Building Permit application should be submitted to DPIE.
The estimated timeframe for processing and issuing sprinkler/fire alarm building permits is approximately 5 business days.