Plan Reviews

Plan Review Changes

ATTENTION ALL CONTRACTORS

Beginning January 1, 2017, the Traverse City Fire Department will be performing all fire protection plan reviews for all projects within the limits of the City of Traverse City. No other jurisdictions are affected by this change. For additional information on the submittal process contact Traverse City Fire Department Fire Marshal/ Captain Mike Sheets at 231-922-4930.

Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau will NO LONGER ACCEPT electronic submittals.

All submittals shall be in paper form and submitted in two complete sets. One set will be stamped and returned to the applicant after review and approval. They will be returned when picking up the permit at the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department Administration Building at 897 Parsons Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686. All permits and drawings must be picked up in person. This department will not mail or ship approved drawings to the applicant/permit holder. All approved drawings and permits shall be on the job site and posted prior to any work commencing on the project and be available during inspections.

Also be advised our permit fee schedule has changed as well as our application forms and the requirements for submittals (see below). Please fill out the applications completely and include all required information.

If you have questions regarding the submitting and /or review process, please contact:
Fire Marshal / Asst. Chief Brian Belcher: 231-947-3000 or 231-947-8728 fax.

Plan Review Fee Schedule

Effective January 1st, 2016 a new fee schedule will be in place


Site Plan Review Application

The Site Application Form is used for the submittal of site plans for new developments to the Fire Prevention Bureau for review and comment. Reviews and comments are sent to the applicant as well as to the Planner for the applicable township. Site plan review will take approximately 10 working days from the date of plans submission to this office.

Building Plan Review Application

Fire department building plan review is required by the Fire Prevention Ordinance adopted in each Township for all types of new construction except one and two-family dwellings and agricultural structures. A fee is invoiced to the applicant for the plan review, permit issuance and one inspection of the project. This fee is set by the Ordinance Fee Structure and is based on a cost per square foot of the building. An application for permit and plan review must be submitted prior to issuance of a building permit by the construction codes office.

Building Plan Review Application

Fire Alarm/ Detection System Plan Reviews

Please use this application form for the submitting of all fire alarm and fire detection systems submitted for review and permit.

Fire Sprinkler/ Suppression System Plan Reviews

Please us this application form for the submitting of all fire sprinkler and special hazard fire suppression systems (wet chemical, clean agent etc.)

Special Event Plan Review / Permit Application

The Special Event Plan Review and Permit Application is used for the submitting of special events to the Fire Prevention Bureau for review and permit. These events include: exhibits, craft shows, trade shows, carnivals, fairs, fireworks displays, tents, and other temporary public assembly functions. For submittal requirements see permit application.

If you have questions regarding the submitting and /or review process, please contact:
Fire Marshal / Asst. Chief Brian Belcher: 231-947-3000 or 231-947-8728 fax.