The Scotts Valley Fire Protection District performs plan checks and reviews for all projects located in the City of Scotts Valley and unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County located within District boundaries. Plan review can take up to two weeks for most projects. Before submitting your plans be sure to review any Fire District ordinances and standards that may apply to your project. To determine is your parcel is located within the Scotts Valley Fire Protection district please visit the Santa Cruz County interactive GIS website. The plans that are checked and reviewed are as noted below.

  • Commercial & industrial buildings; new construction, additions, and remodels.
  • Single family dwelling(s), duplexes or subdivisions; new additions, and remodels.
  • Fire Alarm Plan reviews; new, additions, and remodels.
  • Fire Protection Plans when required by the Fire Department.
  • Fire Sprinkler Plans checks; new, additions, and remodels.
  • Hood and duct systems; new, additional tank(s), and relocations.
  • Special Event Applications
  • Fire Code Use Applications

The following plans require a direct submittal to the Scotts Valley Fire Protection District.

  • Fire Alarm Plan reviews; new, additions, and remodels.
  • Fire Protection Plans when required by the Fire Department.
  • Fire Sprinkler Plans checks; new, additions, and remodels.
  • Hood and duct systems (Fixed Fire Systems); new, additional tank(s), and relocations.
  • Fire Code Use/special Events Applications

All other plans are to be routed through either the City of Scotts Valley or Santa Cruz County Building Departments depending on the parcel location.  Please contact these departments for their respective plan submittal requirements.

Submittal Requirements

All application forms can be found here

  • Completed Application
  • Building Permit must be issued from city/town (if applicable).
  • 3 Sets of plans
  • 3 Device Cut sheets
  • 3 Battery Calculations
  • 3 Voltage Drop Calculations
  • 3 CSFM Listing Info
  • Copy of business license and Workers Compensation Insurance (if not already on file)
  • Completed Application
  • Building Permit must be issued from city/town (if applicable).
  • 3 Sets of plans
  • 3 Sets of Calculations – *A two head calculation is REQUIRED for 13D*
  • Manufacturer spec sheets for all materials
  • Copy of business license and Workers Compensation Insurance (if not already on file)
  • Completed Application
  • Building Permit must be issued from city/town (if applicable).
  • Copy of system design specifications/ manual
  • Copy of business license and Workers Compensation Insurance (if not already on file)
  • Submittal items will vary.
  • Contact the Prevention office for more info. (831) 438-0211