About the Plan Review Process
In the site development plan review process, a Fire Protection Analyst evaluates a site's accessibility for emergency vehicles, as well as fire hydrant location and proposed building construction (new and renovation). This review will occur concurrently with Public Works Engineering and other city departments. Prior to submitting, applicants are encouraged to schedule a pre-submittal consultation.
Plans related to Building Permit Applications will be examined for a building's or an occupancy's compliance with the Life Safety Code, the Georgia Accessibility Code, the State Fire Codes, and any other applicable city ordinances.
The Fire Marshal's Office is the permitting authority for fire and life safety protection systems. The examiner will review plans and calculations for fire alarm, fire sprinkler, in-building emergency responder radio communications systems, kitchen hood vent systems and their extinguishing systems, and alternative fire protection systems in commercial applications; fire protection systems must be permitted separately from the main building permit. New residential construction must abide by the City's fire protection sprinkler code (see the City of Marietta Sprinkler Ordinance for details).