Whenever the Fire Prevention Division is requested to perform an inspection as required by the Fire Code and the responsible party fails to appear within
20 minutes from the original appointment time, or fails to have the required personnel and/or equipment prepared and available to conduct the test, the Fire Chief or his designee shall collect and the responsible party shall pay a fee for such staff time and preparation required to meet the inspection appointment. Such fees shall be based on actual labor costs including any applicable administrative overhead.
- Whenever the Fire Prevention Division is required to perform an inspection after three (3) inspections have been performed to gain compliance with Seattle Fire Code requirements, the Fire Chief or his designee shall collect and responsible party shall pay a fee in the amount of
$229. Such fee shall be due upon each inspection performed by the Fire Prevention Division until compliance with Seattle Fire Code requirements has been accomplished. The Fire Chief, Fire Marshal or Assistant Fire Marshal shall waive the inspection fee if the original order or notice is determined to be invalid or when mitigating circumstances beyond the responsible party’s control exist such as conflicting enforcement by other jurisdictions, conditions caused by third parties or where alternate materials, methods or designs are under review to meet the intent of the Seattle Fire Code.
- For events at public assemblies or other instances
where it is necessary or requested to temporarily alter operation of the
fire protection/detection systems and/or the Fire Marshal determines that it
is essential for public safety that standby fire personnel shall remain on
site during the event or activity, the Fire Marshal is authorized to charge
actual costs for labor and other incurred services including applicable
administrative overhead and other services.
- Whenever the Fire Prevention Division is requested to perform
an inspection as required by the Fire Code for which no fee is included in
any schedule within this Chapter 22.602, a fee shall be charged based on
program costs of the inspection including applicable overhead. Such
fees shall include overtime costs only when the work performed outside
normal business hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) is
required by the Seattle Fire Code or is performed at the request of the
owner or responsible person or permit holder.
January 02, 2013