Fire Construction Permits

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Fire protection services are provided under contract with the Alameda County Fire Department. The City of Union City adopted the 2013 California Fire Code with Amendments - Union City Fire Code.

Contact Information:

Alameda County Fire Prevention - Union City’s City Hall
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587
(510) 675-5470

All fire construction applications and plans shall be submitted in-person directly to the City of Union City’s Building Division located at 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, CA 94587. For further information regarding submittals, call the Building Division at (510) 675-5313.

Handouts And Forms:

Fire Construction Permit Submittal Requirements:

  • A completed Fire Protection System Permit Application Form [PDF]
  • 3 sets of plans, maximum size 24”x36”.
  • 1-hour plan check fee, payable to the City of Union City.
  • Submittals shall also include for;
    • Fire Sprinkler or Underground – Plans shall include 2 sets of the manufacturer’s specifications for all pipes, valves, fittings and hangers to be used, 2 sets of hydraulic calculations.
    • Fire Alarm - Plans shall provide 2 sets of the manufacturer’s specifications and California State Fire Marshal Listing Sheets for all systems and components used.
    • Fixed Fire Suppression Systems - Provide 2 sets of the manufacturer’s specifications and installation manual for system to be installed.
    • Fire Construction Permit Fees:

Fire Construction Permit Fees:

  • Fire Plan Check Fee - $163 per hour (one-hour due at the initial submittal of plans), additional hours will be due at the issuance of the permit.
  • Fire Permit Fee – Based on the value of the work (See Building Division Fee Schedule Total Valuation Table)
  • Fire Permit Issuance Fee - $82
  • Fire Construction Inspection Fee - $162 per inspection
  • Building Standard Fee – See Building Division Fee Schedule
  • General Plan Cost Recovery Fee - See Building Division Fee Schedule
  • Plan Storage Fee - See Building Division Fee Schedule

Ensuring Code Compliance:

Fire prevention inspectors conduct periodic inspections of facilities to ensure that business operations are conducted in a safe manner and are consistent with the conditions of approval. The Fire Prevention Bureau also issues permits and conducts inspections for special events such as festivals, events with tents or canopies, and fireworks booths. These services are provided under contract with Alameda County Fire Department, and are located at City Hall. For further information regarding these types of inspection and permits, contact Rebecca Lu at (510) 675-5360 or rebeccal@unioncity.org.

 

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