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.