On December 2nd, 2020 the Delaware Township passed a resolution adopting the 2015 International Fire Code and establishing procedures for conducting fire inspections on commercial properties located within Delaware Township.

The resolution established a fee schedule for conducting these inspections. The formula used for this fee is: (Square Foot Factor) * multiplied by (Degree of Difficulty Factor) ** multiplied by (Base Rate) *** = Inspection Fee

The resolution established a base rate of $180 effective 01/01/2020. The square footage factor is based on the chart below.

*Square Foot Factor:

#0=Under 1,000 Sq. Ft.
#1=1,000 Sq. Ft. or larger up to;
#2=3,000 Sq. Ft. or larger up to;
#3=10,000 Sq. Ft. or larger up to;
#4=40,000 Sq. Ft. or larger up to;
#5=80,000 Sq. Ft. or larger up to;
#6=100,000 Sq. Ft. or larger.

The Degree of Difficulty Factor is assigned by the Fire Chief or their designee. The chart below uses building occupation classes for establishing a baseline Degree of Difficulty. This may be adjusted by the Fire chief or their designee as deemed necessary.

#1 – Low.  All buildings or portions of buildings classified as Group B, M, R (not to include Group R Division 3) and U occupancies.

#2 – Medium. All buildings or portions of buildings classified as Group A, E, S or LC occupancies

#3 – High. All buildings classified as high-rise buildings; all buildings or portions of buildings classified as Group F, H or I occupancies.

Certain buildings and occupants are exempt from this fee. More information on this exemption can be found in the full resolution.

If you have any questions about inspections please contact the Fire Chief.