This permit fee is based upon the size of your space or building and the expiration date of the permit. Permits are classified by occupancy and operations use (see §87-6C). The permit will indicate the occupancy use classification which is referenced in the Occupancy Permit Fee Table of the ordinance. For example, if your business is a 1,500 square foot real estate office, the permit is issued every 3 years for a fee of $60.00 based on Occupancy Group 3. If you own a 5,000 square foot restaurant, the permit is issued annually at a cost of $95.00 as indicated in Occupancy Group 1.
This ordinance also applies to residential properties. Occupancy Group 1 of the ordinance refers to residential occupancies and the fees required by the overall square feet of the property. Additional permits may be required for operational features that present more of a fire-related concern. For example, if your store sells consumer fireworks and sparklers, an additional permit is required at the cost of $150.00 per year.
Effective July 7, 2009, Chapter 87 of the West Hartford Code of Ordinances has been amended to include fees for the Fire Marshal review of plans and specifications for compliance with the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code. The fee schedule includes a one time fee for final inspection.
The Fire Marshal will need a copy of the plans marked received by the Building Department. In addition, we need a copy of the Application submitted to the Building Department and a copy of the receipt indicating payment was received. Lastly, the Fire Marshal requires everyone to complete the Application for Plan Review that is noted below.
Any person who shall kindle or authorize another to kindle a fire in the air within the limits of the Town without first obtaining from the Chief of the Fire Department, or the Chief's deputy, permission stating when and where such fire may be kindled shall be punished as provided in § 1-8. Nothing herein shall prohibit the kindling of a fire without such permit in any fireplace, container or cooking apparatus made of combustible materials.