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Fire Protection System Permits

Fire Protection System Permits

Note:  Effective January 1, 2021, due to a General Statute change, all Fire Protection System permits expire within 6 months of issuance, unless work is started within those six months.  As long as work is ongoing, permit will not expire.  If, after starting work, work stops, permitee has 12 months to resume work. If work is not resumed, permit will expire.

Download Fire Protection Systems Permit Application and Technical Bulletin

Please email your application, plans and any other documents to

Fire protection system permits allow an applicant to install or modify systems and equipment.  Where more than one permit is required for the same location, a consolidated permit can be issued for the address, provided that each provision is list on the permit. Systems that require this type of permit, along with the *fees for the permit include, but are not limited to:

  • Fire Alarms  - $100.00 for permit + $2.00 per device, & $75.00 for plan review
  • Fire Mains - $100.00 for permit + $75.00 for plan review + $2.00 per foot of pipe installed 
  • Fire Pump - $100
  • Hood Systems - $100.00 for permit + $2.00 per nozzle, & $75.00 for plan review or manufacturer's spec
  • Standpipes - $100.00 for permit + $75.00 for plan review
  • Sprinkler Systems - $100.00 for permit + $75.00 for plan review + $2.00 per sprinkler head PER SYSTEM
  • Emergency Responder Radio Coverage System (BDA) - $100 + $2.00 per device, & $75.00 for plan review
  • Other related systems 
*Fee schedule is current as of August 2023. Subject to change without notice.

If you are submitting physical plans rather than digital ones, you must submit three (3) sets of sealed drawings and the proper construction documents as set forth in the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code Section 907. No fire alarm system permits shall be issued by the City of New Bern Fire Prevention Bureau without these.  

Construction documents shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

  1. A floor plan which indicates the use of all rooms
  2.  Locations of alarm-initiating and notification appliances
  3. Alarm control and trouble signaling equipment
  4. Annunciation
  5. Power connection
  6. Battery calculations
  7. Conductor type and sizes
  8. Voltage drop calculations
  9. Manufacturers, model numbers and listing information for equipment, devices and materials
  10. Details of ceiling height and construction
  11. The interface of fire safety control functions

Permits issued shall be kept on the premises designated therein at all times and shall be readily available for inspection.