Plan Review

The objectives of the plan review process, with regard to fire protection are:
  • To provide for the safety of building occupants by requiring provisions for evacuation or refuge should there be a fire or other type of emergency.
  • To ensure that the building is designed to limit the spread of fire and smoke.
  • To provide for the safety of firemen, when fighting a fire.
  • To provide for the safety of adjoining property, and to prevent the spread of fire.
  • To provide for the preservation of life and property.
  • To verify that the electrical installation has been designed according to the requirements of the National Electrical Code.
Wyoming Statue 35-9-108 requires that the State Fire Marshal review and approve new building construction, and remodeling with a valuation of more than $40,000.00, prior to the commencement of any work. The statute is applicable to the following types of buildings or electrical construction:
  1. Buildings and structures owned/leased by State or Local Government entities.
  2. Buildings with public access that exceed 5,000 square feet total floor area (including the basement), or exceed one story in height.
  3. Buildings used for child care centers for more than ten (10) children.
  4. Buildings or structures used as public bars, lounges, restaurants, night clubs, lodge halls, theaters, churches or public meeting places regardless of size.
  5. Public and private above ground fuel dispensing facilities.
  6. Certain types of electrical installations.
If construction has commenced and plans have not been submitted to the Department for review (and subsequently approved), a violation of Wyoming Statute 35-9-108 may have occurred. Depending upon the severity of the offense, failure to obtain an approved plan review may result in a penalty pursuant to Wyoming Statute 35-9-130.

The State of Wyoming has adopted the new 2018 International Codes which are effective immediately . The following codes apply: 2018 International Fire Code, 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Fuel & Gas Code, 2018 International Mechanical Code, and the 2018 International Existing Building Code.  Local AHJ's must adopt these new codes by December 1, 2018.

All new plan review submissions must be compliant with the 2018 International Codes.

For additional information on plans, please call, write, or email:

Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety

Attn: Pat Westerholm
Plan Review Section
2500 Academy Court
Riverton, WY 82501
Office: 307-856-8214
Fax: 307-856-6563