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Automatic Fire Suppression Systems Ordinance

The following structures shall be equipped with automatic fire suppression (sprinkler) systems: 
  • Assembly: All buildings with an occupant capacity of one hundred (100) persons or more, without exception.
  • Business: All buildings exceeding ten thousand (10,000) square feet of gross floor area.
  • Educational: All buildings.
  • Hazardous: All buildings.
  • Factory-Industrial: All buildings exceeding ten thousand (10,000) square feet of gross floor area.
  • Institutional: All buildings.
  • Mercantile: All buildings exceeding ten thousand (10,000) square feet of gross floor area.
  • Residential: All apartments, condominiums, duplexes, hotels, motels, rooming houses, lodging houses, dormitories, convents and monasteries regardless of size. All single family dwellings that exceed five-thousand (5,000) square feet of gross floor area, excluding porches, overhangs, stoops and garages.
  • Storage: All buildings exceeding ten thousand (10,000) square feet of gross floor area with the exception of aircraft “T” hangers and open parking garages.
  • Mixed Occupancies: All buildings exceeding ten thousand (10,000) square feet of gross floor area.