[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this fee schedule is to allow the Fire Marshal's Office of the Town of Orange to collect fees in connection with the Fire Marshal's fire inspection and plan review responsibilities and other activities within the boundaries of the Town of Orange, Connecticut that are regulated by the Orange Town Code, the State Fire Safety Code, the State Fire Prevention Code, the Connecticut General Statutes and/or the regulations promulgated by the State Fire Marshal's Office or the Department of Public Safety.
Inspections. When the Office of the Fire Marshal performs an inspection that requires official certification issued from the Office, a fee shall be charged for such inspection prior to the issuance of a certificate. The fees for such inspection noted below shall apply. All other fees for inspections, reviews, or services must be submitted with applications for such services. Government, public education and nonprofit organizations are exempt from fees but still subject to inspections as required.
Plan compliance review. Whenever any person, firm, business or other entity submits a plan in connection with a building permit for review and/or approval from the Office of the Fire Marshal, the fees for said review and or approval shall be based on aggregate building square footage as set forth below. The Office of the Fire Marshal shall have 30 days to complete the review of such submitted drawings and shall provide in writing authorization to release building permit to the Town of Orange Building Official in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes § 29-263.
Other permits, inspections, and fees. Approval to install/operate or conduct an operation listed below shall require a permit to be issued from the Fire Marshal's Office prior to such operation. When the Fire Marshal's Office issues a permit to install/operate or conduct an operation, the fees listing below shall apply. Government, public education and nonprofit organizations are exempt from fees but a permit to install/operate or conduct shall still apply.
No permit or required certificate shall be issued to any party until the fee for such permit or certificate has been submitted with the appropriate application.
The First Selectman may take all enforcement action necessary to secure payment of the delinquent bill of costs, including authorization of the Town Attorney to bring action for payment in a court of law.
All fees shall be payable by check only made out to "Town of Orange Fire Marshal's Office."
This article shall become effective on the first day of July 2012.