php hit counter
Welcome to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District
Home -> Divisions -> Fire Prevention -> Plan Review and Design Documents

Plan Review and Design Documents


The Menlo Park Fire Protection District follows the State of California minimum adopted codes of the 2013 family of CA Building Codes which includes the 2013 CA Fire Code, adopted references and standards and all local ordinances of the County of San Mateo, Town of Atherton, City of East Palo Alto.

Over The Counter Information

The Menlo Park Fire District Prevention office is offering  Over The Counter (OTC) plan review: Plans will be reviewed by pre-scheduled appointments with a limit to a half hour per appointment.   Please call 650-688-8425 to schedule an appointment.  Standard submittal fees and requirements still apply.  Review will be denied if not complete.


OTC shall consist of : 
Minor sprinkler systems that would not require calculations. 
Minor alarm systems that would not require calculations. 
Minor Haz Mat that has been pre approved by Ron Keefer on his day.
Tent 
Gate 
Photovoltaic systems


Plan Review Design Documents
 

Submittal Process

      1. Submit two complete sets of plans (min scale: 1/8” = 1’)           stamped & wet signed by a licensed / registered design           professional
      2.  A completed plan check application
      3. Review fees (due at time of submittal - varies on submittal type)

Commercial Bldgs (Plan Reviews Required by Fire)

  1. Site/Access Plans (include hydrant location, emergency vehicle access, fire flow (obtained from water department), distance to structure & property line, cover sheet to indicate if building to be sprinklered)
  2. New Construction, Tenant Improvement & Demolition plans
  3. Sprinkler, Fire Alarm & Underground Systems (new & modifications)
  4. Commercial hood and fire protection systems
  5. Generators (exception: natural gas only), LPG tanks & Battery Systems
  6. Any project in which, hazardous materials/systems are to be used
  7. Any project in which, high pile storage is to be used

Residential (Plan Reviews Required by Fire)

  1. Site/Access Plans & Subdivisions (include hydrant location, roadway length & width, fire flow (obtained from water department), distance to structure & property line, cover sheet to indicate if home to be sprinklered)
  2. Gates (include dimensions & plans to indicate knox override key switch to be installed)
  3. New Construction (1,000 sq ft or greater)
  4. Alteration/Additions - 50% or greater (Menlo Park, Atherton, Unincorporated County)
  5. Alteration/Additions – 40% or greater (East Palo Alto)
  6. Sprinkler & Fire Protection Plans
  7. Generators (exception: natural gas only) & LPG tank

 

 

 

2014 Menlo Park Fire District Ordinance
Fee Schedule Effective August 17, 2012
Plan Submittal Process
 
Forms / Policy
Plan Check Application
Tent Permit Application
HMBP
High Piled Storage Guideline Plan Review
Fee Waiver Policy
Smoke and CO Certification letter
Fireworks Display
East Palo Alto Sprinkler Ordinance Interpretation
 
 
Guidelines / Standards
Automatic Fire Sprinkler (General) Standards
Candle Open Flame Standards
Demolition Requirements
Fire Alarm Installation Guidelines
Fire Department Key Box Installation Guidelines
Helipad Standards
Occupant Load Sign Requirements
Private Road & Driveway Guidelines
Public Assemblages and Events
Radio Signal/Communications Efficiency Standards
Traffic Calming Standards
Underground/Private Fire Main Standards
Water Supply/Fire Hydrant Standards
 
 
Sandbag Locations
City of Atherton
City of East Palo Alto
County of San Mateo
 
 
y