Plan Submittal

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

In-Person 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)

Digital Plan Submittal

In order to continue to provide plan review services we will be accepting digital submittals up to 250MB. The following documents are required:

1) Completed Application, Plan Check Application 2020.pdf

2) Credit Card Authorization Form, Credit Card Authorization Form.pdf

3) Plans (Stamped and Signed)

4) Any supporting documents if applicable (Calculations, Specifications, etc.)

If any documents are missing, your application will not be accepted.

Once documents are accepted, staff will process the application and payment and push your application into review. When the review is complete the approved plans, conditionally approved letter, and permit will be emailed to the applicant on file. Plans will need to be printed and remain at the job site for inspections.

https://www.menlofire.org/fpdigitalsubmittal

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
New Construction/Tenant Improvement (up to 25,000 sq ft/ per floor) $1,144
Additional 25,000 sq ft / per floor $178
Access/Water Site Review (per address) $773
New Sprinkler System (up to 200 heads/ per floor) $1,662
Each additional 200 heads/ per floor $813
Resubmittal $207
Fire Alarm System (up to 50 devices and up to 4 floors) $761
Each additional 50 devices/ per floor $256

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
  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 (new construction, alterations, additions, etc.) $220
Photovoltaic (Solar) $403
Gate $211
Resubmittal $207
Fire Sprinkler System No Fee
Fire Safety Inspection No Fee