Fire Plan Review and Inspection

EH&S has been assigned the duty of fire plan review and inspection by Vice President for Finance and Administration, now Business Affairs, as previously conducted by the State Fire Marshal (SFM). This assignment is effective June 1, 2015.  (Official Announcement)

The duties within EH&S’ Building Codes Enforcement have been assigned to Ms. Kristy Stalnaker and as backup Mr. Richard Graves. Both are fully qualified to perform construction plan reviews and on-site construction inspections by the Office of State Fire Marshal. The fire and life safety plans reviewer and inspector will primarily be Ms. Stalnaker.  Please address any questions about upcoming projects to her.

As of June 1, 2015, it is not necessary to provide 4 signed and sealed sets of documents and 3 sets of specifications for review. Nor is it necessary to complete a SFM Checklist.

Once a project is submitted for permitting, only 2 signed and sealed sets of documents are required for review and approval. The new process is identical to the permitting process with the exception of not having to submit the plans for approval to the SFM. Fire safety inspections can be scheduled on a daily basis rather than having to schedule them 5 days in advance.

The Building Code Enforcement Program is entirely funded through permit fees collected from permitted projects. In order to fund this new initiative, the fee increase is 20%; however this should result in an overall savings to the project. The fee schedule for projects over $500,000 increases from $3.24/$1,000 to $3.86/$1,000. This results in a net savings to the project of $1.86/$1,000 from no longer paying a fee to the SFM. The fee to the SFM was $2.50/$1,000. The new fee schedule is below.

Projects that have already been submitted to the State Fire Marshal (SFM) for review and approval and to which a SFM file number has been assigned need to complete the inspection process through the established policies and procedures for SFM reviewed projects. Any questions concerning which projects should be inspected by the SFM should be directed to Dave Kramer.

Please contact Dave Kramer with any questions or concerns about this initiative. The Building Codes staff at 352-392-1591 is available to assist.

TOTAL VALUATION TOTAL PERMIT FEES = PERMIT FEE + PLAN REVIEW FEE
Under $4334 Permit Fee is $40.00 + Plan Review Fee $20.00 (Minimum Fee)
$4334 to $50,000 Permit Fee is $40.00 for the first $4333 plus $6.48 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000 + Plan Review Fee is 50% of Permit Fee
$50,001 to $100,000 Permit Fee is $336.00 for the first $50,000 plus $5.18 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000 + Plan Review Fee is 50% of Permit Fee
$100,000 to $500,000 Permit Fee is $595.00 for the first $100,000 plus $3.89 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000 + Plan Review Fee is 50% of Permit Fee.
$500,000 and up Permit Fee is $2,151.00 for the first $500,000 plus $2.59 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof + Plan Review Fee is 50% of Permit Fee.

ADDITIONAL FEES

  • BUILDING MOVING FEE
    For the moving of any building or structure, the fee shall be $120.
  • DEMOLITION FEE
    For the demolition of any building or structure, the fee shall be $60.
  • RE-INSPECTION FEE
    Re-inspection Fees when assessed are $100.
    Re-inspection Fees are only assessed after multiple inspections of the same failed item(s) noted on the inspection reports.