Is there a fee?

State law provides for jurisdictions to charge sufficient fees to recover the cost of conducting fire inspections. Although we wish we did not have to charge a fee, the cost of operating the inspection program makes it necessary. Therefore, there is a fee charged to each business inspected. The fee for this inspection is based on the square footage of the occupancy being inspected. The minimum fee is $55.00. The fee increases incrementally based on the size of the occupancy. The initial fee includes up to two reinspections, if needed, to verify compliance. NOTE: An additional fee of $110.00 will be charged for each reinspection after the second reinspection, if needed. 

You will receive an invoice in the mail from the Pierce County Finance Department. You may pay with a check to the Pierce County Finance Department and mail to 950 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma, WA 98402. Debit/Credit cards are not accepted. For any additional information on invoices, please contact Cale Keim in our Finance Division at (253) 798-2213.


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1. Who will be inspected?
2. Who is doing the inspection?
3. Why are we inspecting?
4. What fire hazards are we looking for?
5. How often are these inspections done?
6. How do I find out the results?
7. What if deficiencies are found?
8. Is there a fee?
9. Permits
10. Summation