Commercial Fire Alarm Systems

Fire alarm installations are to be completed once a building permit has been obtained. Fire alarm work installed as part of a new building, addition, alteration and/or a tenant fit out is to be done under the project building permit.  A separate building permit is not to be obtained for the fire alarm work unless the only work is for the installation of the fire alarm system. Fire alarm testing and approval is required for all systems.

Building Permit Requirements

Fire Alarm System Requirements

Commercial Fire Alarm Systems, Automatic Fire Detection Systems, Supervision of Fire Sprinkler Systems

A building permit is needed for any non-residential (required or otherwise) fire alarm, fire detection or fire alarm supervision of a fire suppression system to be installed, enlarged or extended. As noted earlier, the installation of a fire alarm system as part of new construction, addition, alteration and/or tenant fit out is to be completed under the project building permit. 

License Requirements for Fire Alarm Contractors

License Requirements for Fire Alarm Contractors

A Manheim Township Fire Alarm Contractor License is needed for the installation, maintenance and monitoring of fire alarm system.

Complete and submit the attached Fire Alarm Contractor License Application form (PDF) along with all requested supporting documentation for consideration of a Manheim Township Fire Alarm Contractor License. 

Refer to Chapter 9 of the Fire Alarm Ordinance of Manheim Township (PDF) for Fire Alarm Contractor licensing requirements.