Fire Marshal Department

Fees

Effective July 1, 2002

GENERAL PLAN REVIEWS

Plan review fee for general plan reviews will be 20% of the Building Department's permit fee.

$75.00 Minimum fee per Plan Review

SYSTEM REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEES

Sprinkler, Water Spray, Combined Sprinkler Systems

Number of sprinkler heads per NFPA 13 & 13R Systems _____@ $1.25 each

Number of dwelling units per NFPA 13D system _____@ $50.00 each

$75.00 Minimum Fee per System

**Fees include the plan review and inspection of shop drawings, hydraulic calculations, piping, control valves, connections and other related equipment and appurtenances, as well as one witnessed hydrostatic test and one witnessed final acceptance test.

Standpipe Systems

$75.00 Plan Review Fee per Riser
$75.00 Inspection Fee per Riser

**Fees include the plan review and inspection of a complete system of shop drawings, piping, control valves, connections, and other related equipment and appurtenances, as well as one witnessed hydrostatic test, and one witnessed final acceptance test.

Fire Pumps

$50.00 Plan Review Fee
$200.00 Inspection Fee

**Fees include the plan review and inspection of a complete system of pumps and all associated valves, piping, controllers, driver and other related equipment and appurtenances, as well as one witnessed pump acceptance test.

Underground Water Supply Mains

$25.00 Plan Review Fee
$50.00 Witness HydroStatic Test and Flush

Gaseous and Chemical Extinguishing Systems

$75.00 Plan Review Fee (per system)
$50.00 Inspection Fee (per system)

**Fees include the plan review and inspection of a complete system of piping, controls, and equipment and appurtenances, as well as one witnessed performance or acceptance test.

Hood Systems

$75.00 Plan Review Fee (per hood)
$50.00 Inspection Fee (per hood)

**Fees include the plan review and inspection of a complete system of piping, controls and equipment and appurtenances, as well as one witnessed performance or acceptance test.

Foam Extinguishing Systems

Number of sprinkler heads ____@ $1.25 each
Number of nozzles/applicators _____ @ $50 each
$75.00 Minimum Plan Review Fee per System
$50.00 Inspection Fee

**Fees include the plan review and inspection of a complete system of piping, controls and equipment and appurtenances, as well as one performance or acceptance test.

Fire Alarm and Detection Systems

$75.00 per Fire Alarm Panel
Number of Initiating Devices _____@ $1.25 each

**Fees include the plan review and inspection of a complete system of wiring, controls, alarm/detection equipment, audio/visual devices and related appurtenances, plus one witnessed final inspection test.

Smoke Control Systems

$200.00 Plan Review Fee per System

Inspection Fee:

Number of Hours taken for inspection @ Hourly Technical Assistance Rate(s)

**An hourly technical assistance fee shall be charged for each Inspector and Deputy Fire Marshal present for the test.

Emergency Generators

$75.00 Plan Review Fee
$75.00 Inspection

**Fees include the plan review and inspection of a complete system, plus one witnessed final inspection test.

Flammable/ Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks

$.01 per gallon of maximum tank capacity
$75.00 Minimum Fee per Tank

INSPECTION/CONSULTATION FEES

System Re-Inspection Fees (Not Ready)

$50.00: 1st Reinspection
$150.00: 2nd Reinspection
$250.00: 3rd and Subsequent Reinspections

Violation Re-Inspection Fees

$0.00: 1st Reinspection Included
$50.00: 2nd Reinspection
$150.00: 3rd Reinspection
$250.00: 4th and Subsequent Reinspections

Consultation/ Technical Assistance Fees

Fire Inspector: $35 per hour
Deputy Fire Marshal: $45 per hour
Fire Marshal $58 per hour

Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Preliminary Plan Review/Meeting

Number of Hours taken for review/meeting @ Hourly Technical Assistance Rate

Inspection Fee

Number of Hours taken for inspection @ Hourly Technical Assistance Rate

Staff Review and Plan Review Meetings Plan Review Fee

Number of hours taken for review @ Hourly Technical Assistance Rate

Staff Review Meeting Fee (Site Plan)

Number of Hours taken for meeting

QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM

Purpose:

    • Ensure that your fire protection systems will function in the event of an emergency

    • Ensure that you are receiving quality service from the contractor for installation, testing, inspection, and/or maintenance for your fire protection systems.

    • Provide the Ocean City Fire Marshal with the resources and mechanism to respond to your complaints and inquires regarding your fire protection systems.

    • Provide for follow up and random inspections to verify that your system is operational and that it has been properly maintained.

In accordance with Chapter 34, entitled Fire Prevention and Protection, of the Code of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, the Mayor and City Council is authorized and empowered to impose, by resolution, Fire Protection System fees. The owner of the system(s) is responsible to submit annually, the applicable fee to the Town of Ocean City. Additionally, a Certificate of Inspection shall be submitted, in accordance with each of the corresponding codes time frames, by the company or owner/owners representative that performed the inspection to the Ocean City Fire Marshal for review.


Type of System Fee per System

Fire Alarm System (NFPA 72) $30.00
Automatic Sprinkler System (NFPA 25) $30.00
Fire Pumps (NFPA 25) $30.00
Standpipe Systems (NFPA 25) $30.00
Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems (NFPA 96) $30.00
Emergency Generator Systems (NFPA 110) $30.00
Smoke Control Systems (NFPA 92A) $30.00
Smoke Management Systems (NFPA 92B) $30.00


Checks for the Quality Assurance Program: Fire Protection System Fees should be made payable to Town of Ocean City and remit payment fees to:

Town of Ocean City
P.O. Box 5000
Ocean City, MD 21843

Be sure to indicate the name and location of the protected property, and the total number and type of systems for which you are submitting fees.

MISCELLANEOUS REVIEW & PERMIT FEES

Occupant Load Capacity Certificates

$75.00 Original or Recalculation
$25.00 Replacements or Duplicates

Marinas and Piers

$25.00 per 100 linear feet or portion thereof of pier or bulkhead used for boats.
$75.00 Minimum per project

Outside Storage

$50.00 per acre

Bonfire Permits

$75.00 per Bonfire
$100.00 Deposit to be refunded only if, after inspection, the Fire Marshal determines that the area of the fire has been properly policed including the removal of fire debris.

Fireworks Display Permits

$250.00 per Display


LP Tank Installation Permit

$50.00 per site (single tank)
$100.00 per site (multiple tanks)

All other permits shall remain $50.00. Resolution 2002-7.

 

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