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Plan Review Bureau

The Division of Fire and Life Safety is the State Building Official.

Construction, repair, remodel, addition, or change of occupancy of any building/structure, or installation or change of fuel tanks must be approved by the Division of Fire and Life Safety before ANY work is started.

Residential housing that is three-plex or smaller is exempt from this requirement.

Plans and specifications regarding the location of the building or structure on the property, area, height, number of stories, occupancy, type of construction, interior finish, exit facilities, electrical systems, mechanical systems, fuel storage tanks and their appurtenances, automatic fire-extinguishing systems, and fire alarm systems must be submitted by the owner or owner's representative to the Division of Fire and Life Safety for examination and approval. This review does not address structural considerations or accessibility requirements. Mechanical and electrical review is limited to that which is necessary to confirm compliance with fire and life safety requirements.

It is prohibited to occupy a building for which plans have not been examined and approved.

If any work, for which a plan review and approval is required, has been started without first obtaining plan review and approval, an additional special processing plan review fee will be charged. The special processing fee is an additional charge equal to the amount of the standard plan review fee for the project; subsequent violations by the same person or business will result in an additional special processing fee multiplied by the number of previous violations.

Alaska State Fire Marshal's Community Portal

Apply for your building and fire system plan reviews (fire alarm, fire suppression, hood suppressions and fuel systems) through our community portal. New features include the use of parcels, GPS coordinates, and online payment.

A plan review fee will be calculated by the Division of Fire and Life Safety. The plans are reviewed after receipt of the fee. After the review is complete, a permit is issued.

A copy of the plan review approval certificate must be posted as required in 13 AAC 55.100(b}.

Occupancy is granted upon completion of construction according to the plans submitted. Certificates are not provided. 

Authority: Alaska Statute 18.70.080

Alaska Administrative Code: 13 AAC 50.027

For further information please Contact Us

The State Fire Marshal's office has upgraded to a new system. After our office has received full payment, we anticipate two-to-four-week processing time.
Deferred Jurisdictions
Anchorage FD
(907) 267-4901
City of Palmer
(907) 745-3709 x1
(907) 586-0770 or
(907) 586-0715
(907) 459-6720
(907) 283-7535
(907) 228-4737
(907) 224-3445
(907) 486-8072
(907) 747-1814
(907) 262-9107
Central Mat-Su FSA
(907) 861-8030
Contact Information
Plan Review Bureau
5700 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, Alaska
Phone: (907) 269-2004
Fax: (907) 269-0098