BEGINNING JAN. 1, 2019, LFRA’S COMMUNITY SAFETY DIVISION IS CHANGING TO ALL-DIGITAL PLAN REVIEW. THIS MEANS THAT ALL PLAN SUBMITTALS MUST BE DIGITAL, INCLUDING DRAWINGS FOR BUILDING PERMITS, AND FIRE SPRINKLER, FIRE ALARM AND ALL OTHER FIRE-PROTECTION SYSTEM PERMITS. Paper drawings will no longer be accepted.
Digital documents reduce the expense to the applicant due to eliminating the cost of full-size plan sets. It also streamlines document retention for the jurisdiction. Digital submittal is becoming an industry standard. In 2018, about 65 percent of LFRA’s permit submittals were digital.
The methods to submit drawing will be similar to the existing process.
- Submit PDF document(s) using the digital submittal email address, which is Eplan-Fire@LFRA.org. The digital permit application must accompany the drawings on the email. The application, which is a fillable document, can be accessed by clicking here.
- For larger plan sets, applicants can email their Dropbox file-sharing link to Eplan-Fire@LFRA.org. Once LFRA reviews, approves and stamps the drawings, we will return them to the applicant using our Dropbox account. The digital permit application must also be attached to the email with the Dropbox link. The application, which is a fillable document, can be accessed by clicking here.
- The applicant can submit in person at the LFRA Community Safety Division, on the second floor at 410 E. 5th, Loveland. In person, the applicant brings in drawings on a USB flash drive, LFRA downloads the documents digitally and then returns the flash drive to the applicant at that time. The applicant can complete the required permit application at that time.
Once LFRA reviews and approves the plans, they will be digitally stamped and emailed to the applicant. The applicant comes to LFRA to pay for and pick up the permit, and receive the written Conditions of Approval for the permit.
The applicant is responsible for having a copy of the stamped, approved drawings on site for all LFRA inspections, in either paper or digital form (via a “tablet” device, PC, etc.). The permit and Conditions of Approval also must be on site at all times.
The rest of the review process will remain unchanged, and can be reviewed by clicking here.