Plan Review Requirements and Checklists


Contractors wishing to install or up-fit any of the fire protection systems listed below must submit plans to the Winston-Salem Fire Department Online Portal and receive approval prior to commencing work. Each link below lists specific requirements for the respective type of work.

Plan Type Cost
Sprinkler 120.00
Fire Alarm 120.00
Extinguishing System 120.00
Tank Install 200.00


Submitting Plans:

  1. Visit winston-salem.idtplans.com. If you have never used the IDT system before, you will need to create an account by clicking the Sign Up button.
  2. Sign in using your email address and the password you created.
  3. Click on the Submit a Project for Review button.
  4. Select the correct application type, then follow the steps to complete the online permit application, upload your files, pay your fees, and confirm your submission.

Fire Alarm Plan Submittal Requirements

Fire Sprinkler/Standpipe Plan Submittal Requirements

Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Plan Submittal Requirements

Tank Installation Plan Submittal Requirements

**Access Control Plans (Mag Locks, Electric Strikes, Card Readers, etc.) require a separate building permit. Contact the Building and Inspections Department (336-727-2624) for submittal requirements.**

Knox Box Requirement

Contact our office at 336-734-1290, or e-mail plans@cityofwsfire.org to request an inspection or if you have questions regarding these requirements.

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