§ 3-4-222. Fire, safety and accessibility fees  


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  • (1) Construction, expansion permit fee. There shall be a permit fee for the construction or for the expansion of every building in the county, and said permit fee shall be calculated at following rate:

    Up to 10,000 square feet .....$150.00

    10,001—30,000 square feet, per square foot .....$0.10

    30,001—100,000 square feet, per square foot .....$0.05

    100,001—500,000 square feet, per square foot .....$0.03

    500,001 square feet and up, per square foot .....$0.015

    Eigthy (80) percent or cover up inspection, one hundred (100) percent or final inspection, and first follow-up inspection will be allowed under the construction permit with no additional charge.

    (2) Sprinkler system and alarm system permit fee. There shall be a permit fee for a sprinkler system or alarm system being installed in buildings in the county, and said permit fee shall be calculated at following rate:

    Up to 10,000 square feet .....$150.00

    10,001—30,000 square feet .....$200.00

    30,001—100,000 square feet .....$250.00

    100,001—500,000 square feet .....$300.00

    500,001 square feet and up .....$350.00

    Eighty (80) percent or cover up inspection, one hundred (100) percent or final inspection, and first follow-up inspection will be allowed under the construction permit with no additional charge.

    (3) Minimum fees. The following minimum fees shall be charged for the specific permits and services listed herein, notwithstanding the figure derived from the calculation provided by subsection (1) and (2) of this section.

    a. Second reinspection (new or annual) .....$100.00

    b. Third reinspection (new or annual) .....$150.00

    c. Fourth reinspection (new or annual) .....$200.00

    d. Fifth reinspection and any subsequential follow-up (new or annual) .....$250.00

    e. Special event inspection/permit .....$150.00

    f. Commercial hood plan review and inspection .....$100.00

    g. Site plan review and inspection .....$100.00

    h. Change of occupancy or occupation tax inspection (business license) .....$100.00

    i. Name change or replacement of occupation certificate .....$25.00

    j. Blasting permit .....$100.00

    k. Installation or removal of underground fuel tanks .....$100.00

    l. Fireworks permit .....$100.00

    m. Administrative variance fee .....$50.00

    n. Returned for insufficient funds check fee .....$35.00

    o. Temporary certificate of occupancy (per TCO) .....$50.00

    p. After hours inspection, per hour .....$75.00

    (4) Fire watch fee. When required by the fire chief or fire marshal for buildings or special events that could be hazardous in nature, qualified personnel shall be provided to serve as an on-site fire watch. Fire watch personnel shall be provided with at least one (1) approved means for notification of the fire department and their sole duty shall be to perform constant patrols and watch for the occurrence of fire. This fee is twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per hour, per person, minimum of four hours.

    Failure to pay fees in a timely manner on all returned checks for insufficient funds will result in the certificate of occupancy not being issued, or the current certificate of occupancy being revoked. The business will be notified in writing by certified mail that the certificate of occupancy has been revoked. Operating a business without a certificate of occupancy is a violation of Henry County Ordinances. Persons violating the ordinance shall be subject to a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per day, per violation, and/or sixty (60) days in jail, or any combination.

(Ord. No. 13-04, §§ I, II, 3-19-13)