The Sedgwick County Fire Code requires that any person or business entity be in possession of a valid Sedgwick County Contractors License for Fire Sprinkler System prior to performing any installation, modification or alteration work thereof, and before providing fire inspection and testing services on any fire sprinkler system regulated by the 2003 International Fire Code and the current edition of the National Fire Protection Agency Standard #13 pertaining to the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
The process to obtain a NEW Fire Sprinkler System Contractor License is:
Complete the Building and Construction Department’s application for a contractor’s business license.
Send the completed application, a copy of your NICT Level II certification and a copy of a fire sprinkler system contractor’s license from another jurisdiction with proof of at least 5 years experience as a fire sprinkler contractor to the Sedgwick County Fire Department at 7750 N. Wild West Drive, Park City, KS 67147 or by fax to 316-660-3474.
The Sedgwick County Fire Department will review and verify the provided information.
If approved, a letter will be sent to you indicating that you qualify for a business license as a Fire Sprinkler System Contractor.
The fire department approval letter and the Application for a Contractor License are mailed to the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) at 1148 South Seneca in Wichita, Kansas 67213.
You will need to include the following additional information with your application as required by the MABCD:
Certificate of insurance, showing Sedgwick County as the certificate holder.
A copy of the approval letter for a Class S-3 Fire Sprinkler Installer License from Sedgwick County Fire District # 1.
A completed copy of the Application for Contractors Business License form for a Class S-3 Fire Sprinkler Installer License.
A completed copy of the Permit Authorization Form, showing those persons authorized by your company to apply for the permit.
Payment of licensing fee for the appropriate class of license (The S-3 license fee is $200.00 for a two-year period; first time applicants include an additional $50.00 first-time issuance fee). All fees should be made payable to Sedgwick County.
Submit proof of insurance.
Worker's compensation insurance for all employees to be engaged in work on any site is regulated by the building code.
Comprehensive general liability insurance in an amount not less than $300,000 each occurrence and aggregate for bodily injury and property damage combined. Certificates of insurance submitted as required herein shall indicate that the Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department shall be given at least thirty (30) days advance written notice of any cancellation or material change in coverage of such insurance.
*Approval as a Fire Sprinkler Contractor by the Sedgwick County Fire Department does NOT necessarily guarantee a contractor’s license will be issued by the Sedgwick County Department of Code Enforcement.