All new construction must go through a permitting and review process to ensure that your plans and fire system meet SFD’s adopted fire code.

What types of structures are included in this requirement? The process applies to new developments and subdivisions, fire hydrant and water distribution systems, water supplies, as well as commercial and residential construction. You must also submit plans for remodels and improvements. SFD has a fire sprinkler requirement for residential properties based on various conditions. Please contact the Community Risk Management section at (928) 282-6800 or email for clarification.

What exactly do you review? All engineering associated with fire detection and suppression systems is reviewed for compliance. Civil engineering plans are reviewed for fire-apparatus access issues concerning grades, roads, security gates, water crossings and bridges. CRM works with three building departments — Coconino and Yavapai Counties and the City of Sedona — during the plan review process because of the unique overlapping of jurisdictions within SFD boundaries.

I’m an architect, developer, or homeowner. How do I get help? CRM provides fire code consultations to architects, developers, and homeowners concerning fire code requirements through the development review processes of both the city and counties that it serves. Preliminary plan review for any size project is available upon request. Contact CRM division at (928) 282-6800 or email to discuss your project.