Fire Service (larger than 3”)


  1. Complete Application form through LBWD’s online portal, Laserfiche, at the following link
  2. A copy of your fire sprinkler plans approved by Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD)

LBFD address: 3205 Lakewood Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90808


  1. For schools, colleges, and universities, please submit a copy of the fire sprinkler plans approved by the State Fire Marshal.
  2.  Installation design drawing that includes the proposed point of connection to the City’s existing potable water system and proposed type of backflow prevention device to be reviewed and approved by the Long Beach Water Department.  Please click here for a Fireline Sample DWG.pdf.
  3.  Material submittal package for review and approval based on this Material Submittal Checklist.
  4.  Excavation permit issued by the Long Beach Public Works Department (LBPW). Approved copy of Item 3 above is required for the excavation permit application. Please contact LBPW for permit application requirements (e.g. contractor license ‐ Class A or C‐34, liability insurance, city business license number, fees, etc.).

LBPW address:  411 W. Ocean Blvd, 2nd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 570-6784

  1.  Easement dedication to LBWD for the proposed location of the backflow prevention device.  Easement dedication process will be handled by LBPW.
  2.  $10,000 deposit per Deposit Requirement below

LBPW address: 411 W. Ocean Blvd, 2nd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 570-6996


  1.  Prepare an initial check for $10,000 payable to Long Beach Water Department to cover charges for plan checking, inspection, administrative work, and other field work by LBWD Operations crews as needed.  Final total charges will be based on actual cost incurred.  Unused amount will be refunded or additional charges will be billed to you.  Final accounting will not be performed and any unused funds will not be refunded until after the As-built Drawing is submitted to and approved by LBWD.


  1.  Allow 3-4 weeks for review of the first plan check, and 1- 2 weeks for subsequent plan check reviews.
    2.  Schedule a preconstruction meeting between your contractor and LBWD. Please provide at least 7-day advance notice.
    3.  Once all required documents are submitted and approved, a Notice to Proceed letter will be issued to your contractor for construction.
    4.  Your contractor shall provide a minimum of 48-hour notice prior to start of work for inspection. Contact LBWD Inspection at (562)244-9334.
    5.  Once installation of the fire service is completed and As-built drawing is submitted and approved, backflow prevention device certification and turn on will be scheduled with LBWD Meter Shop. Allow 1 – 2 weeks from the request date.

For any questions related to this fire service installation request, please contact us at:

Call: (562) 570-2419


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