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Fee Schedule for the NC Fire Prevention Code

The permits and associated fees set forth in this section are adopted by local ordinance pursuant to the requirements of the NC Fire Prevention Code. Renewal of permits shall be subject to the fees in effect for the period of renewal. These are normally issued after an inspection and correction of any violations.

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Note: Fire Inspectors DO NOT deal with billing or collection of fees.


Annual Inspections: (Effective: July 1, 2010)

Type of Agency Square Footage Fee
Assembly – Place of:
  • A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5
Up to 2,500
2,501 - 10,000
10,001 - 50,000
50,001 - 100,000
100,001 - 150,000
150,001 - 200,000
Over 200,000
75.00
100.00
150.00
200.00
250.00
300.00
350.00
Factory/Industrial:
Up to 2,500
2,501 - 10,000
10,001 - 50,000
50,001 - 100,000
100,001 - 150,000
150,001 - 200,000
Over 200,000
75.00
100.00
150.00
200.00
250.00
300.00
350.00
Educational:
  • Day Cares (Not in Residential Homes)
  • Public (Inspected every 6 months)
  • Private Schools
Up to 2,500
2,501 - 10,000
10,001 - 50,000
50,001 - 100,000
100,001 - 150,000
150,001 - 200,000
Over 200,000
75.00
100.00
150.00
200.00
250.00
300.00
350.00
Hazardous:
Up to 2,500
2,501 - 10,000
10,001 - 50,000
50,001 - 100,000
100,001 - 150,000
150,001 - 200,000
Over 200,000
75.00
100.00
150.00
200.00
250.00
300.00
350.00
Institutional:
  • Nursing Home, Hospital, Mental
  • Health Facility, Jail or Detox Center
Up to 2,500
2,501 - 10,000
10,001 - 50,000
50,001 - 100,000
100,001 - 150,000
150,001 - 200,000
Over 200,000
75.00
100.00
150.00
200.00
250.00
300.00
350.00
High Rise:
Up to 2,500
2,501 - 10,000
10,001 - 50,000
50,001 - 100,000
100,001 - 150,000
150,001 - 200,000
Over 200,000
75.00
100.00
150.00
200.00
250.00
300.00
350.00
Residential:
  • Group Homes
  • Day Care (In A Residence)
  • Foster Care
Per Visit
11 - 20 Units
21 - 40 Units
41 - 100 Units
101 - 200 Units
201 - 300 Units
301 - 400 Units
401 - 500 Units
Over 500 Units
75.00
100.00
125.00
150.00
200.00
250.00
300.00
350.00
400.00
3-Year Inspection Fee
  • Business, Mercantile, Storage
  • Church,/Synagogue, Misc. (Group U)
Up to 2,500
2,501 - 10,000
10,001 - 50,000
50,001 - 100,000
100,001 - 150,000
150,001 - 200,000
Over 200,000
75.00
100.00
150.00
200.00
250.00
300.00
350.00

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Plan Reviews and Construction Permits (Effective: July 1, 2010)

Re-inspection Fee Per Visit 50.00
A.L.E. Per Visit 75.00
Amusement Buildings Per Visit 75.00
Carnival  and Fair Per Visit 75.00
Circus Tent   250.00
Courtesy/Requested Inspect. Per Visit 75.00
Covered Mall Bldg. Displays Per Visit 75.00
Exhibits/Trade Shows Per Visit 75.00
Fireworks/Explosives Permit   250.00
LP or Gas Equip. in Assemble Per Visit 75.00
Tent Permit Per Visit 75.00
Alarm Detection Systems Equipment   75.00
Compressed Gas   75.00
Fire Pump and Related Material   75.00
Hazardous Material Install/Abandon Repair   75.00
Industrial Oven Install   75.00
Private Fire Hydrants   75.00
Sprinkler Auto Extinguisher System
  • 1.05 per sprinkler head minimum
  50.00
Spray Rooms/Booth Dipping Operations   75.00
Stand Pipe Install/Modify   75.00
Tanks, Pumps, Piping  New Construction   75.00

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How Do I Report A Hazard or Violation?

A hazard or violation may be reported at any time. The Fire Marshal's Office will respond to any complaint regarding a life safety hazard, illegal burning or other fire code violation in Cumberland County. These may be reported directly to the Fire Marshal's Office during normal business hours.

The Cumberland County Emergency Communications Center provides an emergency phone number for the reporting of immediate life safety problems in Cumberland County, i.e., locked exits, overcrowding, etc., which occur or are reported after normal business hours, on holidays or on weekends.

Call 678-7640 Monday through Friday 8:00 am through 5:00 pm.

Call 483-5467 5:00 pm through 8 am weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

Call 486-1541 Monday through Friday 8:00 am through 5:00 pm and ask for the Air Quality Division to report illegal burning in the County.

All complaints will require the following information to be recorded in order to be processed:

  1. Name of person filing complaint
  2. Address and phone number of person filing complaint
  3. Location of area of complaint
  4. Type of problem/violation

A written record of all complaints is maintained in the Fire Marshal's Office, however, all names are kept strictly confidential and are not released to the general public.

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NOTICE: All Fire Inspection Reports are public records and are available upon written request.

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