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Confidence Testing Fees

Confidence Testing Fees and Reporting

Between 2011 and 2013, City law required that reports of all confidence tests be submitted to the Seattle Fire Marshal's Office, along with a $10 per report filing fee.

There are important changes for tests conducted on or after January 1, 2014.  These changes are intended to benefit customers by reducing paperwork and associated fees.

  • Report Filing - Customers no longer need to submit confidence testing reports for tests conducted on or after January 1, 2014, to the Seattle Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Fees - The $10 report filing fee has been rescinded for all tests conducted on or after January 1, 2014.

    Note: You must still send reports of tests conducted through December 31, 2013, and the $10 per report fee still applies to tests conducted before 2014.

Systems Testing and Reporting Overview

Impaired Systems Notification and Mitigation

Testing Schedule and Information

Confidence Testing CAM (PDF)

Fees and Reporting for Tests Conducted Prior to 1/1/2014

Report of Impaired System Form

Confidence Testing Forms

Fire Safety Companies
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 Notifying SFD When Systems are Impaired (Mandatory)

The Seattle Fire Department must still be notified of system impairments lasting longer than eight hours, and the mandatory process has been refined.  See the Notification and Mitigation page for more information.

Business Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Please note that the Seattle Fire Marshal's Office will not accept payment directly from the building owner or a management company representing the owner.  All confidence test reports shall be submitted to the Seattle Fire Department by a confidence testing company.

To contact the Seattle Fire Department Confidence Testing Unit, please call (206) 386-1352 or (206) 386-1448.


Last Modified:   May 29, 2014

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