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Construction Planning & Engineering

The Planning and Engineering Section provides comprehensive plan check and inspection services. These services apply to both new construction and existing occupancies throughout San Bernardino County. Plans are reviewed for compliance with the applicable fire and life safety regulations, codes and ordinances. The Fire Department is primarily responsible for reviewing all civil improvement plans for fire apparatus access and water supply, as well as all fire protection systems. Our plan check turn around time goal is 15 working days after payment has been received. The primary contact for fire plan check service is the Planning and Engineering Section at 909.386.8400 or e-mail

Fire extinguisherIn an effort to give you as much information you will need for building in San Bernardino County, we have compiled the following information.

  • San Bernardino County Fire Code Ordinance
  • 2019 California Fire Code
  • NFPA 10 Fire Extinguishers
  • NFPA 13 Fire Sprinklers
  • NFPA 13D 1 & 2 Family Residential Fire Sprinklers
  • NFPA 13R Multi-Family Residential Fire Sprinklers
  • NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Systems


NFPA Standards are based on the more current published edition.

Go to the Standards page for a few documents that you might find useful during the plan review process.

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