In the plan review process, a Fire Protection Analyst evaluates an occupancy's access for the general public and emergency vehicles, as well as fire hydrant location and building construction (new and renovation). He or she then checks for compliance with the Life Safety Code, the GA Accessibility Code, the State and International Fire Code, and any other applicable city ordinances. The Fire Marshal's office also reviews the plans and calculations for Fire Alarm and/or Fire Sprinkler Systems in both commercial and residential applications; fire protection systems must be permitted separately from the main building permit (see the City of Marietta Sprinkler Ordinance for details).
After an individual obtains a building permit, he or she submits two sets of plans to the Fire Prevention Division located on the second floor of the fire headquarters building at 112 Haynes Street. Plan review usually takes three to five business days. When there is deficiency in the plans, the Fire Protection Analyst notes the deficiency and may return the plans for corrections. Contact the Marietta Fire Prevention Bureau at 770-794-5466 if you have questions.
The Marietta Fire Department evaluates all commercial construction projects for code compliance in the following areas:
Fire sprinkler plans
Alternate fire suppression systems