Plan Review

Plan review plays a vital role in the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) obligation to protect occupants and property from fire and spread of fire. Pursuant to the Fire Prevention Act (FPA), the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) conducts a review of construction plans and specifications to determine that the submission meets the requirements of the FPA and its Regulations. Once the OFM has reviewed plans and specifications, a written report is provided to the person who submitted the documents.

These guidelines have been developed to provide owners, builders, contractors, designers and professionals with clarity concerning the plan review process and the statutory obligations: