Plan Submittal

We serve Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto & Unincorporated San Mateo County

Submittal Requirements:

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

COMMERCIAL

Plan Reviews Required by Fire:

  1. Site/Access Plans (include hydrant location, emergency vehicle access, fire flow (obtained from water department), distance from structure to property line, cover sheet to indicate if the building is to be fire sprinklered)
  2. New construction, tenant improvement & demolition plans
  3. Fire 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 (such as plastic over 6’ or other commodity over 12’) is to be used
  8. Gates & Knox Boxes

Submittal Requirements:

  1. 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. Plan review fees (due at time of submittal - varies on submittal type)

Common Fees:

Commercial Submittal Type Fee
Tenant Improvement (up to 25,000 sq ft) $615
Site Review $598
Sprinkler TI (up to 20 heads) $681
Each additional 100 heads $303
Resubmittal $181
Fire Alarm System (up to 25 devices) $649
Each additional 25 devices $180

RESIDENTIAL

Plan Reviews Required by Fire:

  1. Site/Access Plans & Subdivisions (include hydrant location, roadway length & width, fire flow (obtained from water department), distance from structure to property line, cover sheet to indicate if the building is to be fire sprinkler)
  2. Gates (include dimensions & plans to indicate knox override key switch to be installed)
  3. Any Alterations or Additions
  4. Fire Sprinkler & Fire Protection Plans
  5. Generators (exception: natural gas only) & LPG tanks
  6. Owner must sign plans and/or provide a letter stating the agent has permission to act on owners behalf
  7. San Mateo County Assessor or third party verification of existing square footage required with owner/builder submittals

Submittal Requirements:

  1. Two complete sets of full size plans (minimum scale: 1/8” = 1’)
    • Architectural & Civil plans are required
    • Plans must be stamped & wet signed by a licensed/registered design professional
  2. A completed plan check application
  3. Plan review fee (due on submittal; see below for common fees or call our office)

Common Fees:

Residential Submittal Type Fee
Site Review $241
New Construction, Alterations, Additions, Etc. -
Photovoltaic (Solar) $378
Gate $234
Resubmittal $181
New Fire Sprinkler System (up to 50 heads) $499
Small Residential Photovoltaic -