Plan Submittal Information

Third Party Plan Review


Effective November 4, 2013, the McKinney Fire Department will be utilizing a third party fire protection plan review service to supplement our current plan review process. Plans will still be submitted directly to the McKinney Fire Department; those to be reviewed by a third party will be picked up and delivered by the third party review company. If your submittal meets the requirements to be eligible for review by a third party, you will be contacted by our office and directed to contact the companies authorized by the McKinney Fire Department to perform third party reviews.

The submitting contractor is responsible for all fees and costs to review the plans. The contractor shall contact the third party plan review company directly with regard to their fee schedule.

Please see the Notice of Third Party Plan Review for a listing of plan submittals to be reviewed by a third party plan review service and companies approved to perform third party reviews. Additional companies can be used; however, the must be vetted and approved by the Fire Department prior to plan review submission.

About Plan Submittals


  • All plan submittals must be accompanied by a Fire Protection Plan Review Permit Application, no exceptions. The Building Permit Number associated with this project must be provided on the application, no exceptions.
  • All plan submittals must be accompanied by a copy of their respective Texas State Fire Marshal's Office (TSFMO), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) or Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE) license.
  • All plan submittals and calculations must be signed by a TSFMO License Contractor, TECQ Licensed Contractor or Qualified F.P.E.
  • The contractor is responsible for ensuring that the system(s) being installed or modified is in compliance with all locally adopted codes, including, but not limited to the 2012 International Fire Code, referenced NFPA Standards and Ordinance 2013-06-072.
  • Plans approved by the McKinney Fire Marshal’s Office, Engineering Division give authorization for construction. Final approvals are subject to field verification. Any approval issued by the Fire Marshal’s Office does not release the contractor or property owner from the responsibility of full compliance with all applicable codes and ordinances relating to the construction project. Final approvals are subject to field inspection and verification.
  • All installations must concur with the approved plans. Any deviation from the approved plans requires a re-submittal to the Fire Marshal’s Office prior to inspection. Failure to submit revised plans prior to the inspection may result in a delay for inspection and sign off.
  • All plan review and inspection process steps must be followed. Deviation from the requirements can result in delays and possible rejection of plans or inspection delays.

Plan Review Time & Hierarchy


It is the goal of the Fire Marshal's Office to complete your plan review within the shortest possible time. We strive to complete your plan review within 5-10 business days from receipt of a complete plan submittal package. Please be advised that revisions, changes or an incomplete submittal package may delay your final approval.

Plans are reviewed based upon the hierarchy of fire protection systems. That is, the fire sprinkler overhead will not be reviewed until the fire sprinkler underground has been permitted and the fire alarm will not be reviewed until the fire sprinkler system has been permitted and so forth.

This same rule is applied to civil and building construction plans. Civil plans are not reviewed until the site plan is approved and building construction plans are not reviewed until the civil plans have been approved.