Construction Guidelines for Building in Foster City
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Construction Guidelines for Building in Foster City

The Fire Prevention Bureau performs formal plan review for all proposed new construction and additions or alterations to existing buildings to ensure compliance with fire and life safety codes, standards and policies. A Construction Information Packet is provided free of charge to residents or businesses preparing to build in Foster City. Copies may be obtained by visiting the Fire Department or by clicking any of the five subjects listed below. Please be patient as these files may take a few moments to download.

General Requirements

  • Hydrants Turnarounds
  • Water Systems
  • Building Numbering
  • Access for Firefighting Equipment
  • Exterior Dry Standpipes
  • Fire Roads
  • Lock Boxes
  • Elevators
  • Exits Systems and Equipment
  • Requirements for Buildings Four or More Stories in Height

Sprinkler Systems

Fire Alarm Systems

Smoke Control Systems

For more information call (650) 286-3350 or e-mail

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200