The following links contain the forms needed to submit a plan for review to the Sylvania Fire-Ems Department – Community Risk Reduction Bureau. The form details the fees involved, check or money order should be made payable to Sylvania Township Fire Department. (Sorry, we do not accept credit cards)
A digital copy of the plans is required and can be in place of a paper copy.
Plans can be emailed to SHillard@sylvaniatownshipfire.com or
Mailed to or dropped off at:
8210 Sylvania Ave
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
If you are planning an addition or remodeling to your existing building, or are planning on constructing a new building, you must have your construction documents reviewed and approved by the fire department, zoning department and building department.
When you are planning to have work done to your building, have architectural plans drawn up and submit one complete set of drawings (digital copy preferred), to the Fire-Ems department for review. The Zoning office in the City of Sylvania or Township of Sylvania (depending on the political jurisdiction the building is in) also will need a set of the plans. Please contact them for any other requirements. Finally, Lucas County Building Department will need 2 sets of plans for your work. The Fire-Ems department will review your plans for code compliance (we use the Ohio Fire Code). We then will send a comment letter to the Zoning Department of the appropriate jurisdiction and the County building department, with any concerns and codes that were not addressed in the plans. (please include a contact email address and I will send my comment letter as well).
One item the Fire-Ems department does require for any new buildings or remodel projects where there is a fire alarm sprinkler system or suppression system, a Knox Box be installed (Ohio Fire Code #506.1). This secure box contains a key you supply to the fire department which allows the fire fighters to enter the building without having to break-in a door or window, causing damage, to investigate an alarm activation or if we believe entry is needed to investigate a possible fire.
If you have any questions about plan review from the fire department, please email or call Fire Marshal Shane Hillard.
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