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FMOInspection2017 Fire Prevention Fee and Service Changes

Coming July 1, 2017 - New Systems Testing (Confidence Testing) Program

Beginning in 2017, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) will be improving the process for documenting and tracking your building's fire and life safety systems, such as fire alarms and sprinklers. These systems are among the most important components in any building type for preserving lives, protecting property, and providing safety to first responders. To ensure these systems are functional, the Fire Code requires systems to be maintained in good working condition and tested annually. More information on Systems Testing Program.

Fee and Service Changes as of January 1, 2017

Fire prevention fees for permits and services are increasing in 2017. The fee increases are intended to more closely align fee levels with current service costs, and include an additional 7% increase to partially offset the cost of replacing aging technology systems in the Fire Marshal’s Office over the next five to six years.

Review a Summary of the Permit Fee Changes including special hazards/storage, marine terminals, annual place of assembly permits, and special events permits.

Review Fire Performer permit changes.

Review Plan Review and Construction Inspection changes.

The Fire Prevention Division of the Seattle Fire Department, commonly referred to as the Fire Marshal’s Office, provides the leadership and inspection services to help prevent fires and assure fire and life safety for people who live, work and visit in Seattle.

The  Fire Marshal’s Office
is located at:

 220 3rd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104-2608

Phone: 206-386-1450
Fax: 206-386-1348

Business hours are:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fire prevention services include:

Public Education
Fire safety prevention and education programs

Systems Testing
Required testing of fire and life safety systems by certified technicians

Construction Inspections & Plan Review
Seattle Fire Compliance for new construction and building remodels - To schedule an inspection, call 206-386-1443

Technician Certification
To work on fire and life safety systems in the City of Seattle you must hold a SFD Certification

Permits and Fees
Permits must be obtained for special events, public assembly occupancies, and storage or use of hazardous materials

Fire Code & Compliance/NOVs
Code Compliance/NOVs (FAQ & Fee Waiver Policies) - Fire code related inquiries - Administrative Rules.- Request a review by the Seattle Fire Code Appeals Board.

Fire Investigation Unit
Determines the cause and origin of certain fires - Contact FIU at 206-386-1350

Customer Resources
Public Records Request Center - Client Assistance Memos - Fire Prevention Alerts - Fire Safety Factsheets


Last Modified:   March 15, 2017

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