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Inspection and Plan Review Fee FAQ

Q.

What is the estimated charge for Plan Review time?

A.

Fire Department Plan Review service is charged at a rate of $159.00 per hour, with one-quarter hour being the smallest chargeable increment. The length of time to review a plan will vary with the size and complexity of the project. Plans that are unusual, request a variance, or have errors or omissions, are likely to incur a higher fee as a more lengthy plan review will be required. The range of fees provided below is expected to cover most projects. However, as plans differ, fees may be less or more than the ranges indicated below.

Plan Reviewers have provided estimates of the range of time it may take to review several types of plans.

Description

Estimated Range for Review

  Hours Fee
Minor Tenant Improvement – Fire Alarm 0.5 to 1 hour $69 - $159
Minor Tenant Improvement – Fire Sprinkler 0.5 to 1 hour $69 - $159

 

  

  

4 Story Mixed Use or Residential  – Fire Alarm 2 to 3 hours $276-$414
4 Story Mixed Use or Residential  – Fire Sprinkler 4 to 8 hours $522 - $1,104

 

  

  

6-7 Story Mixed Use – Fire Alarm 2 to 4 hours $276 - $552
6-7 Story Mixed Use – Fire Sprinkler 5 to 15 hours $690 - $2,070

 

  

  

High Rise – Fire Alarm 6 to 12 hours $828 - $1,656
High Rise – Fire Sprinkler 12 to 18 hours $1,656 - $2,484

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Q.

Is the standpipe fee applied per system or per riser?

A.

The standpipe fee is applied per system. A system can be either "wet", "dry", or a combination. A project with separate "wet" and "dry" systems would be charged for two systems.


Q.

When do we pay the fees?

A.

Most fees will be collected at the Department of Planning and Design (DPD) at the time you pick up approved plans. The inspection fee for a Tenant Improvement (TI) with 6 or fewer alarm devices will be charged up front at the OTC permit counter. TI's with 6 or fewer sprinkler heads, and no fire alarm devices, will be invoiced after the inspection is conducted. The Sprinkler System Supply Main fee will be invoiced to the contractor after the inspection is conducted.

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Last Modified:   February 09, 2011

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