Plan Review

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please note that our Agency is developing a new automated records management system that will change our existing Plan Review application and submittal process. This means that sometime within the next two to three months persons making application for a plan review will make application and pay for plan review fees online. The applicant will be directed to a link on this website to submit and pay for all plan reviews. Until the new plan review process is implemented please continue to submit using the existing process. If you have questions about the new system and process please contact Asst. State Fire Marshal Mark Young at 307-777-7933 or at mark.young@wyo.gov

Thank you!

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 2015 International Codes. This includes the International Fire Code, International Building Code, International Fuel & Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, and the International Existing Building Code. These codes are now in effect for our agency's area of jurisdiction. Per Wyoming State Statue, municipalities and counties who have local jurisdiction must adopt these new 2015 codes by July 1, 2016.

All new plan review submissions must be compliant with the 2015 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 
Or

Attn: Nick Sasso
Electrical Plans Examiner
2500 Academy Court
Riverton, WY 82501
Office: 307-856-8154