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Requirements  ( Permits for commercial building projects only )
General Information for Western Taney Co. FPD Permitting Process
The Fire District currently utilizes the International Fire Code-2018 edition for all code enforcement activities as well as NFPA guidelines. We update the code every 6 years to ensure adequate protection is in place for our citizens and guests.
All construction related projects (renovations, change of occupancies with interior alterations, and new construction) are required to be permitted and inspected by the Western Taney County Fire Districts Prevention Division. The permit and application process includes the submittal of plans digitally with fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and cooking hood systems submitted by the licensed designer/installing contractor.
*** Change of occupancies do not require plans to be submitted if no interior changes are made to the structure but will still need to have a final occupancy done in order to issue a Certificate of Occupancy***

1. Required Submittals
a. Fire permit application
b. Site Plan including infrastructure to include water mains and hydrants.
c. Stamped/Engineered plans by a licensed Missouri Engineer or Architect to be submitted for review and approval for all structures undergoing renovation/remodeling or new construction except those that are exempt by Missouri Statute 327.101.
d. Area Map (Yahoo maps, Google map, Google earth etc.)
2. Plans/Drawings Required Information
a. General Notes
i. Number of stories-square footage listed for each floor
ii. Square footage-total for the project
iii. Acreage of subject property
iv. Use group/occupancy
v. Construction type
b. Scale
i. All stamped/engineered drawings shall be drawn at a minimum 1/8th inch equaling 1 foot.
ii. All engineer/architect exempted structures requiring drawings shall have dimensions/measurements placed on all wall surfaces (interior and exterior).
c. Site Plan
i. Site plans, drawn to scale, with all dimensions figured, showing accurately the size and exact location(s) of all proposed new construction as well as existing structures included in the project. The site plans shall also include all utilities for the project (gas lines, water lines, electrical service, and fire hydrants) and their locations and dimensions. These plans shall also include all streets, parking areas, and surface type (asphalt, gravel, concrete etc.), and any/all project access points from adjacent roads. Parking areas shall include the number of spaces (ADA spaces 12’x18’ and standard 9’x18’) as well as any related signage (fire lane, one way, no parking etc.)
d. Floor Plans
i. Size and spacing of all wood framed wall members (2x4, 2x6, etc.). For all masonry walls the block size, spacing and reinforcement technique used. For concrete pads show all thickness and support used (wire mesh, rebar, etc.)
ii. Size of headers/lintels over all openings n load bearing walls.
iii. Room sizes (length and width) and the intended use of the room (bedroom, closet, sales floor etc.).
iv. All attic or rooftop access points to include size(s) of the opening(s) and method of access (stair, retractable ladder etc.).
v. Window and door sizes and locations.
vi. Fire walls, smoke barriers, draft stops to include details on rating and method used to achieve this rating (ASTM, NFPA, etc.).
e. Framing Plan
i. Show floor joist size(s), span, spacing, specifications and grade.
ii. Show rafter/ceiling size(s), span, spacing, specifications and grade.
iii. Provide Engineer/Architect approved detailed drawings of each truss type used in the project
iv. Typical on walls and stairway openings
v. Drawings of all sundecks, porches, decks, or balconies. Any non-supported or cantilevered sundecks, porches, decks, or balconies shall include an Engineer/Architect approved drawing of each type used.
f. Elevations
i. Front, rear, and all sides labeling the direction.
ii. Show window type (fixed pane, single hung, double hung etc.).
iii. Show size, type, and location of all roof/attic ventilation point(s).
iv. Show and describe the finished grade and all associated landscaping.
v. Material(s) to be used on the finished exterior envelope.
Cross Sections
i. Show plates (single treated bottom & double top).
ii. Show decking thickness for flooring and roofing.
iii. Show type of roof to be used (shingle, composite, built-up, etc.).
iv. Show drywall thickness and type (fire resistive, water resistant, etc.).
v. Show all exterior finish types
g. Heating and Air Conditioning
i. Show size(s) and location(s) of all heating and A/C units.
ii. Show supply and return duct sizes and thickness of ducts.
iii. Show all fire dampers, smoke dampers and fire stopping materials.
h. Plumbing
i. Show all fire hydrant(s), location(s), and supply (if applicable).
ii. Show sprinkler system(s) and all risers (if applicable).
iii. Show the method used for penetration sealant for all fire/smoke wall penetrations.
i. Electrical
i. Show main service location(s).
ii. Show circuit locations/layout.
iii. Indicate panel size, feeder size, and grounding method
iv. GFI locations.
v. Emergency generator locations and shut off locations (if applicable).
3. Fire Alarm Systems
i. Rough in Inspection- An inspection is required to ensure proper installation of all wiring, conduit, boxes, alarm panel location, and other system components prior to acceptance for “close up”.
ii. Final Inspection- An alarm test must be scheduled to ensure all zones or addressable features are properly labeled/indicated, audible coverage, battery back-up operation, strobe sequencing etc. All tests are done as directed in NFPA 72.
4. Commercial Cooking Hood Systems
i. Rough in Inspection- An inspection is required to ensure proper installation of all system components such as the hood, ductwork, agent piping, pull station locations etc.
ii. Final Inspection- Upon completion of the installation of all components a nitrogen test shall be conducted and performed to ensure the proper operation of system components.
5. Final Inspection
a. A building final inspection shall be required and must be scheduled upon completion of the project prior to occupancy. This inspection will ensure that all structural and system components are installed as approved and that the building is ready for occupancy. Testing will include emergency lighting and exit sign tests (if applicable) and any electrical testing deemed necessary by the Fire Code Official.

**** Upon final inspection a certificate of occupancy shall be granted to the builder, contractor, or owner’s representative/agent and based on the occupancy type may be subject to an annual inspection to be conducted annually by the Assistant Chief or Prevention or his/her designee ****