The Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District is responsible for ensuring that fire and life safety is provided and maintained in the buildings that fall within its jurisdiction. The scope of work that requires plan review includes fire-rated construction, fire suppression systems of all types, fire alarm systems, solar projects and commercial hood systems. Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District conducts plan reviews that are separate from those done by the Building Division at the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Fees will be determined after a plan check has been completed, and payment is due prior to a permit being issued. Construction and/or installation may not begin until permits are issued by both MLFD and the Town of Mammoth Lakes. MLFD prefers a paperless plan review process. Plans may be emailed in PDF format to email@example.com. You may also email a Google Drive or Dropbox link to this address, as well as bring a flash drive containing your plans to the Prevention Division at Station 1 during regular business hours.
Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District contracts with Interwest Consulting Group for fire construction, fire sprinkler and fire alarm plan reviews.
Absolutely no deferred submittals will be accepted. Fire construction plans, fire sprinkler plans (if required) and/or fire alarm plans (if required) must be submitted together for review.
Projects that require a Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District plan review include: assembly occupancies (including restaurants and other gathering places for 50 or more occupants); educational occupancies (including commercial daycare facilities); hazardous occupancies (including repair garages, body shops, fuel storage, and emergency generator installation); storage occupancies where potential exists for high-piled storage as defined by Fire Code; institutional occupancies; high-rise buildings; residential occupancies, such as hotels, motels, lodging houses, residential care facilities, apartment houses, small-and large-family day care homes, certified family-care homes, out-of-home placement facilities, halfway house, drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation facilities (R-1, R-2, R-2.1, R-3.1, R-4); tents, awnings, or other fabric enclosures used in connection with any occupancy; fire alarm systems; fire suppression systems; solar (PV) installation; generator installation; propane tank installation (site plan must be submitted); kitchen hood suppression systems; tenant improvements, remodels and additions; cell tower antenna installation, repair and/or modification.
Construction and/or installation work cannot begin until plans have been approved by the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District and the Town of Mammoth Lakes Building Division. All approved plans and permits shall be maintained on the project site. Permits are valid for one year after the date of issuance. If, after one year, there has been no work done on the project, the permit becomes invalid.
The State Fire Marshal's Building Materials Listing (BML) includes materials such as roof coverings, fire-resistive wall, decking materials, insulation products, fire doors, fire dampers, electrical appliances, fire alarm systems and fire alarm devices.