The mission of the Santa Clara County Fire Marshal's Office is to protect lives, property and the environment through education, plan review and inspection, and code enforcement in the community.
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IMPORTANT WHAT'S NEW
CHANGES IN SERVICES AND CONTACTS AT OUR OFFICE
the retirement of several staff members, the Fire Marshal’s Office has changed
a few things that we want to make you aware of.
Scheduling for inspections will be handled by our County Fire
Headquarters staff, other duties formerly performed by our Administrative
Assistant have been distributed among other clerical staff in the Department,
and we have already started taking in all Fire Marshal submittals through the
Building Inspection Office’s Permit Technicians. These changes are listed in more detail
INSPECTION SCHEDULING: Please
to schedule all inspections. It is important to provide your plan check
number and let them know that the inspection is for a County Fire Marshal
permit, which will help speed the process along. Our outgoing voicemail message will direct
you to the correct person for all other issues.
PHONE ASSISTANCE: Please call 1-408-299-5700
and the Planning and
Development Department Clerical Staff will assist you with status requests,
jurisdiction checks and forward you to a deputy for technical assistance.
OVERTIME REQUESTS: Overtime
requests should be sent to SDFM Tom Walsh Tom.Walsh@sccfd.org and copied to CFMO@sccfd.org or fax to: 408-378-9342 Please address your request to Chief Justice
and include your plan check number and that this is a County project.
PLAN SUBMITTALS: In
October we changed our plan submittal process by having them submitted to the
Building Inspection Office’s Permit Technicians. Starting November 21, 2013, they will also be
entering the submittal data into our database which might slow down the process
a bit, but not significantly. Plans will
be accepted between 8 am and 4 pm
however we recommend you avoid the noon hour as staffing is light and you might
experience longer wait times.
MINOR SYSTEM MODIFICATION PROGRAM (MSM): We regret
that we can no longer offer over-the-counter processing for small projects that
qualify for our MSM program. Instead we
will be able to issue the permit within 3-5 days. Plans should be submitted to the Building
Inspection Office as would any other submittal, but the MSM form must accompany
the application. It is recommended that
you inform the Permit Technician that this is a MSM submittal up front. We will advise you when the permit is ready
for pick up as we always have. We apologize
for any inconvenience this change in procedure causes, and greatly appreciate
REACTIVATION OR EXTENSION OF PERMITS: see webpage.
BURN PERMITS: Starting
January 1, 2014 burn permits will no longer be required for agricultural burns
in the Wildland-Urban Interface. You
should still contact the Bay Area Air Quality Management District at http://www.baaqmd.gov/Live.aspx the day of the
scheduled burn to see if burning is allowed.
Please also notify your local responding fire department (San Jose Fire
Department, CalFire, South Santa Clara County Fire District or County Fire
Department the day of the burn.
ACCESS CONTROL STANDARD ELIMINATED: For
many years we have been enforcing our CFMO-C6 Standard; Access
Controlled Doors. We have reviewed
this standard and decided to eliminate the additional provisions that were
added to the Building Code regulations.