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Note: Reference to Section of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC 22.602.050).

  1. Whenever the Fire Prevention Division is requested or required by the Fire Code to perform inspections outside normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday), the responsible party shall pay a fee for such an inspection.  Such fees shall be equal to actual labor costs including any applicable administrative overhead costs.
  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.

  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     

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Last Modified:   January 02, 2013

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