Office of the
State Fire Marshal

Water Based Fire Suppression System Plan Submittals

A water based fire suppression system plan submittal is required for any new sprinkler system, standpipe system, or fire pump, an addition to a sprinkler system, or standpipe, or a change to a sprinkler system, standpipe system, or fire pump. A building plan must be submitted prior to submitting for a new system. A final acceptance test is required prior to occupying the structure or tenant.

Water Based Fire Suppression System Application

Guidance for Existing Fire Suppression Systems

Approval of Electrical Plans for Fire Pumps

Material and Test Certificate for Underground Pipe

Contractors Material and Test Certificate for Aboveground Piping

Please be sure to include the following with your application:

Provide the project name with address and the county tax parcel number.

Is this an application in conjunction with anther SFMO Building Permit? If so, you shall provide Related SFMO Project Review Number in space provided in Section 1. If building permit is phased, the system permit needs to be phased.

  • Give a brief description of the scope of work.
  • Provide system type and number of risers for each.
  • Provide an installation cost. See below for fee calculations.
  • Provide the System Installer’s information.
  • The System Installer shall have a SFMO License # and/or a SFMO Certificate #. If system is monitored, provide the monitoring companies name and the SFMO CSRSL number.
  • The system owner’s information: equitable owner of the Water Based System.
  • The Certificate Holder shall sign and date the application. Without an applicant signature and date, the application is incomplete.

One (1) copy for each system plan drawn to scale and shall be in accordance with the applicable NFPA code/standard.

  • All pages of the plans, top page of the calculations, and any other documents you produce. Shall have licensed company name, licensed SFMO number, certificate holder name printed, certificate SFMO number, cert holder signature.
  • Equipment technical data sheets.

Water Based Fire Suppression Plan Review Fee:

For any project less than $21,428.57, a minimum $150.00 fee is required for plan submittal. All others multiply the construction costs by $0.007 for projects up to including the first million. Projects over a million its $7,000 for the first million and the remainder is multiplied by $0.003 added to the $7,000. A check, money order, or cashier’s check payable to the State of Delaware. NO CASH.

Once approved, a hydrostatic pressure test on the system is required to be witnessed by the DSFMO. Please call to schedule an inspection prior to close in. Insulation can be in place. Upon completion, an acceptance test is required by the DSFMO. A Materials & Test Certificate for Underground Water Main for must be filled out.

The General Contractor shall call for the final inspection, except for a standalone permit.

At the acceptance test, the Contractor’s Material and Test Certificate for Aboveground Piping shall be filled out.