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Fire Sprinklers

This page is a resource for all things related to fire sprinklers. If after reviewing this page you still have questions, please contact us at  fire.sprinklers@state.mn.us.
 
 

About Fire Sprinklers 

Visit the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Website for details about installing home fire sprinkler systems, how they work, why they provide affordable protection and answers to common myths and misconceptions about their operation.
 

Installation of Fire Sprinklers

Fire sprinkler systems can retrofitted for an existing residence or installed during building the building process. To obtain a permit to install a fire sprinkler contact your city or township.

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Complete Listing of All Cities Issuing Fire Sprinkler Permits 
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 For additional assistance, contact Barb Lundberg or 651-201-7207.
 
 

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Information for Contractors and Journeymen

Policies and Interpretations 

Visit the Fire Code Page for a comprehensive list of policies and interpretations.

 

License/Certification Examination and Application Information

For use by persons who have successfully completed the examination beginning with the January 2003 examination. Applications must include the Minnesota Department of Revenue License Application Form available below.
 
Minnesota Department of Revenue Form
This form must be submitted with each Application for Certification. 
 
 
 

 

Quick Response Newsletter

Quick Response is a monthly newsletter intend to provide information on an issue or topic related to fire protection systems or equipment. Suggestions for topics may be submitted to: Dan.Kaiser@state.mn.us. Visit the Quick Response Newsletter page to find great information on concealed sprinklers, standard sprinklers, drywall sprinklers and more.

 

Related State Statutes

 
 

Special Notices for Contractors

Authorization to Begin Installation

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal will issue a “Notice to Proceed and Work Authorization” upon receipt of the plans, permit application, and permit fees. This authorization is issued by e-mail and will serve as confirmation that the plans have been accepted for review. A copy of the authorization letter should be kept on the job site.
 
This authorization allows fire protection contractors to initiate work pending the review of the plans, hydraulic calculations, and permit fees. This authorization is contingent upon correcting any deficiencies noted in the plan review process or as a result of any inspections conducted.
 
Questions should be directed to Jon Nisja, Supervisor - Fire Protection Systems Program, at Jon.Nisja@state.mn.us, by phone at 651-201-7204
 

Downloading Instructions

The revised Plan Review and Permit Application Form is a Microsoft Word document template. To download the template, right click on the form link above and select "Save Target As .” from the menu. Save the file to your computer. Alternatively, you may click on the link to open the document. Once opened, select "Save As" from the file menu and save it to your computer. It should save as a Word template with a .dot file extension.
 
Open the saved template in Microsoft Word to complete a new application. When you complete the application, save it to a new file name. The blank template will remain saved in its original location on your computer for future use.
 
 

Fire Protection System Permit Application - Application Usage Information

The Permit Application form is a Microsoft Word document. The application can be downloaded as a Microsoft Template and used repeatedly by following these instructions:
  • To use the form, double click on the file name, e.g. Permit Application.dot. When it opens a new document will   be generated that is a copy of the template ready to be completed. 
  • You can save the document at any time and name it as desired.
  • The form is protected, therefore only the designated fields can be accessed.
  • You can move from field to field by either clicking on it or by using the tab key. Moving backwards using the keyboard is done by using Shift – Tab.
  • All check boxes can be checked/unchecked by clicking on them or typing an X from the keyboard.
  • The fees due are automatically calculated after the Total Contract Amount is entered. (Value of Work).
  • Fields other than the amounts, check boxes, dates and phone numbers are general text fields. If there is a lot of information that will be entered the document will expand to accommodate the information entered.
Submit a printed signed original with your plan and include the calculated fees.