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Tuesday, March 10, 2009



Program Starts April 1, 2009

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department’s Office of the Fire Marshal will begin charging for fire inspections, effective April 1, 2009. County occupants who are required to show proof of a fire inspection in order to operate as a business, educational facility, health institution or as necessary to become a licensed board and care facility or other licensed facility, will be required to pay nominal fees for inspectional services. This is per amended Prince Georges County Fire Safety Law Subtitle 11 (Section 11-163). The Fire/EMS Department plans to work with residents to ensure no one suffers financial hardship as a result of the imposition of new inspectional fees.

Prince George’s County Fire Inspectors will continue conducting fire inspections with the same high quality our citizens and residents have grown to expect. The Department is diligently working to fully automate the Office of the Fire Marshal’s administration and code enforcement program. These efforts will allow Fire Inspectors to expedite service, thereby increasing the level of quality customer service.

Charges for services are as follows.
Assembly (a) 1,001 or more individuals, $300.00
Assembly (b) 301 – 1000 individuals, $200.00
Assembly (c) 50 – 300 individuals, $100.00
Family or Group Day Care Homes (a) initial inspection, $45.00
Family or Group Day Care Homes (b) Renewal Inspection, $30.00
Residential (f) Foster Care Homes, $25.00

All fees for services are outlined in the Prince Georges County Fire Safety Law Subtitle 11, which is found on the Prince George’s County Website.

For questions concerning fee implementation or to schedule an inspection, contact the Fire/EMS Department’s Fire Prevention office at 301-583-1830. You may also send an e-mail to fireprevention@co.pg.md.us.

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