How to Submit Fire Plans for Fire Protection and Hazard Materials Systems

The Santa Monica Fire Department is responsible for ensuring that fire and life safety is provided and maintained in the buildings that fall under its jurisdiction. The scope of work that requires review by the Fire Department's Prevention Division includes: fire-rated construction, all types of fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, mechanical smoke control systems, exiting (including exit signs and emergency lighting) and all high-rise construction (new and existing). 

Plans that include new work, use of hazardous materials, public assembly occupant loads, storage, and high-pile storage, trigger separate Fire Department permits that are routed to the Fire Prevention Division to ensure compliance with the Santa Monica Fire Code.


Plans Submissions During COVID-19

*Since COVID began, the preferred plan submission method for Santa Monica Fire Department is electronic format.

Please complete the on-line Fillable Form. Be sure to re-save as a new file name or the data you entered disappears.
Email the application along with your electronic plans to the email address below. 

Attn: Plan Review, Eplans.SMFirePrevention@SMGov.net

Continue the Process:

Three sets of plans with all device related documentation ("cut sheets"), i.e., Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinkler, or Fire Extinguisher Systems, etc. Please allow at least 2 weeks for your plans to be reviewed.  Typically, plans are reviewed on Mondays and Fridays.

  1. Review FAQ's

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  2. Email

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    Since COVID began, the preferred plan submission method for Santa Monica Fire Department is electronic format. Please complete the on-line Fillable Form. Be sure to re-save as a new file name or the data you entered disappears. Email the application along with your electronic plans to the email address below. 

    Attn: Plan Review, Eplans.SMFirePrevention@santamonica.gov

  3. Payment

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    All applicable fees must be paid before a permit will be issued.  Santa Monica Fire accepts checks in-person, or by regular mail. Payments by check should be remitted to the City of Santa Monica - Fire Department mailing address below. Payment by credit card can be completed on-line here

    Fire Prevention Attn: Permits
    Santa Monica Fire
    333 W. Olympic Dr., 2nd Floor
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

Three sets of plans with all device related documentation ("cut sheets"), i.e., Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinkler, or Fire Extinguisher Systems, etc. Please allow at least 2 weeks for your plans to be reviewed.  Typically, plans are reviewed on Mondays and Fridays.

  1. Review FAQ's

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  2. Fire Prevention Division

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    Fire Prevention Attn: Plan Review
    Santa Monica Fire
    333 W. Olympic Dr., 2nd Floor
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

  3. Payment

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    All applicable fees must be paid before a permit will be issued.  Santa Monica Fire accepts checks in-person, or by regular mail. Payments by check should be remitted to the City of Santa Monica - Fire Department mailing address below. Payment by credit card can be completed on-line here

    Fire Prevention Attn: Permits
    Santa Monica Fire
    333 W. Olympic Dr., 2nd Floor
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

Three sets of plans with all device related documentation ("cut sheets"), i.e., Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinkler, or Fire Extinguisher Systems, etc. Please allow at least 2 weeks for your plans to be reviewed.  Typically, plans are reviewed on Mondays and Fridays.

  1. Review FAQ's

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  2. Fire Prevention Offices

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    Santa Monica Fire
    333 W. Olympic Dr., 2nd Floor
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Drop off:

    Monday-Thursday & City Hall Open Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  3. Payment

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    All applicable fees must be paid before a permit will be issued.  Santa Monica Fire accepts checks in-person, or by regular mail. Payments by check should be remitted to the City of Santa Monica - Fire Department mailing address below. Payment by credit card can be completed on-line here

    Fire Prevention Attn: Permits
    Santa Monica Fire
    333 W. Olympic Dr., 2nd Floor
    Santa Monica, CA 90401


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