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Permit Information
Review & Inspection
South King Fire and Rescue conducts the fire plan review and inspection of new construction and tenant improvements in commercial occupancies. The review process includes, but is not limited to, pre-application meetings with the cities of Des Moines and Federal Way, location of fire hydrants, fire department access to all new developments and structures, building permit review, and review of fire systems within the structure.

Questions regarding the fire review process should be directed to the Fire Marshal's Office by calling 253.946.7348. Inspection requests for fire systems shall be made 24-hours in advance by calling 253.946.7318.

Fire Systems Design
Sprinkler Systems
Fire sprinkler systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with the current adopted NFPA standard. Fire department connections shall be designed in accordance with the following Administrative Policy: 
Sprinkler plans, hydraulic calculations, and check lists shall bear the Certificate of Competency stamp of a currently licensed sprinkler contractor per RCW 18.160. The Office of the State Fire Marshal has provided a list of qualified contractors authorized to design and install fire sprinklers.

Fire Alarms
Fire alarm systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with the following design criteria: