CPDC Architecture & Engineering

State Fire Marshal (SFM) Review

SFM review and approval is required for all CSU construction and renovation projects

In general, SFM approval entails a plan review followed by periodic SFM field inspections, concluding with issuance of a SFM Certificate of Occupancy (C of O). For renovation work where the original C of O remains in place a SFM Notice of Acceptance for the supplemental work is issued.

In most cases for CSU projects (this is anything on a CSU campus), SFM is the controlling authority for fire life safety plan review approval and construction approval necessary for a SFM issued Certificate of Occupancy. The following links provide useful guidance for SFM services:

CSU Phased Approval Criteria for Major Projects
A CSU/SFM process designed to streamline the review and approval of major projects

SFM Fire and Life Safety Division
SFM forms, SFM staff contacts and SFM plan review process.

SFM Fire and Life Safety Division – Plan Review
Detailed SFM plan review submittal requirements

Accessing SFM Services

All CSU SFM services are coordinated through the SFM Sacramento Headquarters Office

State of California – Office of the State Fire Marshal

1131 “S” Street
Sacramento, CA  95811
General Information: (916) 445-8550
Plan Review: (916) 324-3783
Fax: (916) 324-3784