Fire Repair

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$0.41 per square foot. In no case is the permit fee less than $50. There will be $70 per trade (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing). Additionally, there is a $15 or 25% processing fee due at the time of permit submittal (whichever is the greater) which is non-refundable.

Pre-Fire Inspection

Prior to obtaining a permit for repairs, the homeowner must ensure that all debris and damaged sheetrock has been removed and that the Building Inspection Department has done a "pre-fire inspection."

The pre-fire inspection is to ensure that the homeowner and/or contractor is aware of what repairs the City will require prior to allowing habitation of the space.

Once the pre-fire inspection has been completed, the homeowner/contractor may apply for the building permit. The above application must be submitted along with a Scope of Work (typically this is the scope that the insurance company provides once an adjuster has completed his/her process).

Code Compliance

Depending on the severity of the fire damage, the homeowner/contractor may also be working with the City's Code Compliance Department. When Code Compliance is working on a fire repair, Code has the final say as to when the structure is ready for habitation.