Town of Wallingford, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wallingford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-27-2016 by Ord. No. 617]
The purpose of this fee schedule is to allow the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Town of Wallingford to collect fees in connection with inspections and plan review responsibilities within the boundaries of the Town of Wallingford, Connecticut that are regulated by the Wallingford Town Ordinance, 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.
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 Prevention Bureau, the fees for said review and/or approval shall be based on aggregate building square footage as set forth below. The Fire Prevention Bureau 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 Wallingford Building Official in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes § 29-263. Government and public education are exempt from fees but still subject to inspections as required.
A. 
Building plan review.
(1) 
Up to 2,000 square feet: $50.
(2) 
2,001 square feet to 4,999 square feet: $100.
(3) 
5,000 square feet to 9,999 square feet: $200.
(4) 
10,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet: $250.
(5) 
20,001 and above: independent plan review required.
B. 
Fire alarm system plan review (square foot of area being protected).
(1) 
Up to 5,000 square feet: $50.
(2) 
5,000 square feet to 9,999 square feet: $100.
(3) 
10,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet: $150.
(4) 
20,001 square feet and above: independent plan review required.
C. 
Sprinkler system plan (square foot of area being protected, in square feet).
(1) 
Up to 5,000 square feet: $50.
(2) 
5,000 square feet to 9,999 square feet: $100.
(3) 
10,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet: $150.
(4) 
20,001 square feet and above: independent plan review required.
D. 
Food service type I hood system (includes final acceptance inspection): $50 each.
E. 
Any building plans for buildings 20,001 square feet or greater, mixed use, educational and residential shall be required to have an independent plan review. The independent plan review shall be conducted by a plan reviewer hired by the applicant and subject to the verification of required certification of the Office of the Fire Marshal. The applicant shall pay all costs associated with the contracted plan reviewer's independent review. The applicant shall submit the plan reviewer's written report prior to the Office of the Fire Marshal's review and approval of any such plan.
When the Fire Prevention Bureau performs an inspection that requires official certification issued from the Bureau, a fee shall be charged for such inspection prior to the issuance of a certificate. The fees for such inspection noted below shall apply. Fees shall be paid prior to the issuance of the certification. Government and public education are exempt from fees, but still subject to inspections as required.
A. 
Type of occupancy.
(1) 
Liquor license: $25.
(2) 
Assembly: $25.
(3) 
Educational: $25.
(4) 
Nursing and convalescent homes: $25.
(5) 
Residential board and care: $25.
(6) 
Day-care facilities: $25.
(7) 
Group day-care home: $25.
(8) 
Hotels and dormitories: $25.
(9) 
Temporary tents for the sale of fireworks/sparklers: $75.
B. 
Fees are per building or $100 maximum per calendar year.
A. 
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.
B. 
The Town of Wallingford may take any enforcement action necessary to obtain compliance with this article.