Inspection and Permit Fees

Plan Check and Inspections
The Fire Prevention Division provides comprehensive plan check and inspection services. These services apply to both new construction and existing occupancies throughout the City of Tempe.  

FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION

Permit Fees

14-16     

1. Blasting agents/explosives:
For the storage, handling and use of blasting agents
and explosives primarily for construction or demolition................................................. $250.00

2. Combustible/flammable liquids:

                Combustible/flammable liquid tank installation 
                Each tank................................................................................................. $300.00 
                

                Underground tank removal: 
                Each tank with pump out............................................................................ $250.00 
                Temporary above ground tank.................................................................... $250.00

3. Compressed gas systems installation - each system.................................................. $400.00

4. Dust collection, wood shops.................................................................................... $100.00

5. Fireworks - each firework location........................................................................... $250.00

6. Hazardous materials - storage, handling or use: 
            Includes review of hazardous chemicals list and MSDS for 
            occupancy classification of each building or building area, 
            greater than exempt amounts........................................................................ $500.00 
            Note: Greater than exempt amounts requires entry into an 
            approved web-based electronic hazardous materials program 
            Less than exempt amounts............................................................................. $100.00

7. Liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) installation - systems greater than 125 gallon water capacity.................................................................................................................... $150.00
LPG tank exchange (annual) (includes inspection)......................................................... $75.00

8. Miscellaneous - roof kettles, fumigation.................................................................... $150.00

9. Special events, carnivals, trade shows, exhibits, street festival, etc. (each event)........ $200.00 
                Haunted houses......................................................................................... $500.00

10. Tents > 400 sq. ft./canopies > 900 sq. ft. - temporary: 
                Single tent/canopy..................................................................................... $350.00 
                Each additional tent/canopy........................................................................ $250.00

11. Dial-up third party monitoring................................................................................ $200.00

12. Revisions to approved plans.................................................................................. $100.00

13. Fireworks (retail), permit to store or sell, each location (annual permit)..................... $500.00


Inspection Fees

14. Fire protection systems: 
                        Automatic sprinkler system................................................................. $500.00 
                        Tenant improvement one to thirty heads.............................................. $100.00 
                        Tenant improvements greater than 30 heads........................................ $250.00

Note: No fee for R-3/Single Family

Automatic hood systems installation: 
                        Single system..................................................................................... $150.00 
                        Multiple systems - first......................................................................... $150.00 
                        Multiple systems - additional................................................................. $ 75.00

Fire alarm system installation........................................................................................ $500.00

Fire pumps: 
                        Single pump........................................................................................ $500.00 
                        Re-certification each pump.................................................................... $250.00

Clean agent systems.................................................................................................... $500.00

Standpipes wet/dry: 
                        Up to 5............................................................................................... $250.00 
                        Each additional.................................................................................... $150.00

Spray booths, room or area: 
                        Single................................................................................................. $400.00

Extension of premises: (includes permit) 
                        Less than 10,000 sq.ft........................................................................... $200.00 
                        More than 10,000 sq.ft.......................................................................... $250.00

Apparatus access roadways and gates............................................................................ $100.00

Motor vehicle fuel stations (annual inspection)(includes permit)......................................... $100.00

Fraternities/sororities (annual inspection)........................................................................ $500.00

Inspections requested after normal duty hours & for fire watch per hour (minimum 2 hrs)... $100.00

Self-inspection for qualified businesses............................................................................ $25.00

All fire protection inspection fees include plan review, one initial inspection and one re-inspection
Each additional re-inspection per hour (minimum 2 hours)................................................. $100.00

15. State licensing:
R-3 and R-4 group care homes......................................................................................... $150.00 
I Occupancies (Institutional)............................................................................................. $125.00
Child daycare/food programs........................................................................................... $10.00
Other, including commercial day care facilities, medical offices............................................ $100.00

Note: Fee is for required annual inspections by the ADHS for licensing and shall include consultation throughout the year between facilities and the division of fire prevention regarding any fire prevention issues.

16. Specialty license pursuant to Tempe City Code:
Liquor, massage establishments, pawnbrokers, etc........................................................... $150.00

Cross reference—Apache Boulevard Redevelopment Area Fee Reduction – See Chapter 35(o), Zoning and Development Fee Schedule.

Operational Fees

Field incident report...................................................................................................... $12.00
Photographs (digital/discs)............................................................................................ $15.00
Environmental assessment records research...................................................................$25.00
International Fire Code variance requests........................................................................$100.00
Work without fire permits..................................................................... Double original permit fee
(Res. No. 91.46, 7-25-91; Res. No. 2005.16, 4-21-05; Res. No. 2009.16, 3-5-09; Res. No. 2009.57, 6-11-09; Res. No. 2010.53, 7-1-10)