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Fire Marshal's Office

The Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, and Assistant Fire Marshals are given the duty to enforce State and City fire codes as well as investigate fires, explosions, and hazardous materials releases.

Additional responsibilities of the Fire Marshal's Office includes the regulation of open burning, fireworks, blasting and explosive storage, above and below ground storage tank removal, and the development of future codes that address fire safety.

Below are the permit fees for the above regulated activities:

 

 

Description

Permit Required

Fee

Time

Amusement buildings. An operational permit is required to operate a special amusement building.

Yes

$25.00

Event

Carnivals and Fairs. An operational permit is required to conduct a carnival or fair.

Yes

$50.00

Event

Explosives. An operational permit is required:

To store explosives, fireworks or pyrotechnic special effects – per site.

Yes

$125.00

Annual

To use explosives – per site.

Yes

$75.00

90 days

To conduct a fireworks display (public or private).

Yes

$100.00

Event

Sale of fireworks – per site. (Allowed June 1st through July 15th per calendar year.)

Yes

$75.00

45 Days

Flammable and Combustible Liquids. An operational permit is required:

To remove Class I or Class II liquids from an underground storage tank used for fueling motor vehicles by any means other than the approved, stationary on-site pumps normally used for dispensing purposes – per site.

Yes

$50.00

90 Days

To remove, abandon, place temporarily out of service (for more than 90 days) or otherwise dispose of an underground, protected above-ground or above-ground flammable or combustible liquid tank – per site.

Yes

$50.00

90 Days

To change the type of contents stored in a flammable or combustible liquid tank to a material which poses greater hazard than that for which the tank was designed and constructed – per site.

Yes

$50.00

90 Days

Hazardous materials. An operational permit is required to store, transport on site, dispense, use or handle hazardous materials in excess of the amounts listed below.

 

PERMIT AMOUNTS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

 

TYPE OF MATERIAL                                                AMOUNT

Combustible Liquids                         

          See flammable and combustible liquids

Corrosive materials

      Gases                              200 cubic ft (at NTP)

      Liquids                                             55 gallons

      Solids                                             100 pounds

      Explosive materials                  See explosives

Flammable materials

       Gases                             200 cubic ft (at NTP)

      Liquids

                See flammable and combustible liquids

      Solids                                             100 pounds

Highly toxic materials

     Gases                                            Any Amount

     Liquids                                           Any Amount

     Solids                                             Any Amount

Oxidizing materials

     Gases (including oxygen)

                                            504 cubic ft. (at NTP) 

     Liquids

          Class 4                                     Any Amount

          Class 3                                            1 gallon

          Class 2                                         10 gallons

          Class 1                                         55 gallons

     Solids

          Class 4                                      Any Amount

          Class 3                                        10 pounds

          Class 2                                      100 pounds

          Class 1                                      500 pounds

Organic Peroxides

     Liquids

           Class I                                      Any Amount

           Class II                                     Any Amount

           Class III                                           1 gallon

           Class IV                                        2 gallons

           Class V                          No permit required

       Solids

             Class I                                      Any Amount

             Class II                                     Any Amount

             Class III                                      10 pounds

             Class IV                                      20 pounds

             Class V                          No permit required

Pyrophoric materials

      Gases                                200 cubic ft (at NTP)

      Liquids                                            Any Amount

      Solids                                              Any Amount

Toxic materials

      Gases                                             Any Amount

      Liquids                                               10 gallons

      Solids                                              100 pounds

Unstable (reactive) materials

     Liquids

           Class 4                                       Any Amount

           Class 3                                       Any Amount

           Class 2                                            5 gallons

           Class 1                                          10 gallons

      Solids

           Class 4                                       Any Amount

           Class 3                                       Any Amount

           Class 2                                         50 pounds

           Class 1                                       100 pounds

Water-reactive materials

     Liquids

            Class 3                                      Any Amount

            Class 2                                           5 gallons

            Class 1                                         55 gallons

     Solids

            Class 3                                      Any Amount

            Class 2                                        50 pounds

            Class 1                                      500 pounds

 

For SI: 1 gallon=3.785L, 1 pound=0.454kg

Yes

$50.00

Annual

LP-gas. An operational permit is required for:

Storage and use of LP-gas.

Exception: An operational permit is not required for individual containers with a 500-gallon (1893 L) water capacity or less serving occupancies in Group R-3; and

Operation of cargo tankers that transport LP-gas.

Yes

$50.00

Annual

Pyrotechnic Special Effects Material. An operational permit is required for indoor use and handling of pyrotechnic special effects material.

Yes

$50.00

Event

Storage of scrap tires and tire byproducts. An operational permit is required to establish, conduct or maintain storage of scrap tires and tire byproducts that exceed 2,500 cubic feet (71 m3) of total volume of scrap tires and for indoor storage of tires and tire byproducts.

Yes

$50.00

Annual

Temporary membrane structures, tents and canopies. An operational permit is required to operate an air-supported temporary structure or a tent that covers an area in excess 400 square feet (37m2) and less than 900 square feet (84m2).

       Exceptions:

Tents used exclusively for recreational camping purposes;

Tents and air-supported structures that cover an area of 400 square feet or less, including all connecting areas or spaces with a common means of egress or entrance and with an occupant load of 50 or less persons;

Fabric canopies and awnings open on all sides which comply with the following;

Individual canopies shall have a maximum size of 700 square feet (65m2);

The aggregate area of multiple canopies placed side by side without a fire break clearance of 12 feet (3658 mm) shall not exceed 700 square feet (65m2) total; and

A minimum clearance of 12 feet (3658 mm) to structures and other tents shall be provided.

Yes

$25.00

Event

 

Refunds. Refunds shall be issued at the discretion of the fire code official or their designee. Refunds shall be based on the amount of staff work completed at the time of the request for permit withdrawal, with the refund not to exceed 50 percent of the permit cost. (Ord. 2005-11).

15.25.057 Miscellaneous Fire Prevention Inspection and Review Schedule

The fee schedule for inspections and/or reviews is as follows for the indicated purposes:

PURPOSE

DESCRIPTION

FEE

 

 

Required Fire Inspection for Social Service Licensure

(Ex.: Day Care/Adult Care, etc.)

1-8 persons

9-20 persons

21-50 persons

51-100 persons

101-150 persons

151-200 persons

201 or more persons

$50

$75

$100

$200

$300

$400

$500

 

 

Re-inspection Fees

Initial inspection and first re-inspection, if all violations are corrected, no charge. Upon 3rd inspection and each subsequent inspection incurs an increased fee until remediation is reached or all violations are corrected.

 

$0 (violations corrected)

$50 (3rd  inspection)

$100 (per inspection for 4 or more)

Staunton Fire and Rescue Plan Review Fee

Special Event Permit

All Other

$50 (per application)

$50

 

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