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Plan Check

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The Fire Planning and Development section of the City of Torrance Fire Department interacts with developers, architects and engineers to meet fire protection and hazardous materials requirements for building and developments by reviewing all architectural blue prints, development plans and proposals submitted in the City of Torrance. This includes conditional use permits, temporary use permits, Fire Code permits, site development, environmental impact reports, Fire and Building plan review and underground tank plan review.

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Fire Plan Review Submittal Requirements

  1. The licensed contractor commissioned to perform the work will submit and pick-up the plans.
  2. Completely fill out Fire Application 2020-2021
  3. Provide copies of all required State and City of Torrance business licenses
  4. Provide three sets of plans 
  5. Plans shall be legible and scaled.
  6. Provide listings and specifications of all materials listed on plans
  7. Plan Check and Permit Fees are due upon submittal effective 03/01/2011.

TFD Plan Submittal Requirements:
(Attach a checked copy of the TFD Plan Submittal Requirements to plan submittal)

 TFD Plan Installation Notes:

The City of Torrance Standard Operating Guidelines for the construction of buildings and roads in the City:

City of Torrance Specifications:

NFPA Testing and Certification Documentation:

Turnaround Time:

The Plan Check turnaround is approximately 3-4 weeks.


Payment must be submitted with the plans effective 03/01/2011. When plans are completed, the plans examiner will contact the applicant and inform him or her. Checks should be made out to the "City of Torrance."

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