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Here’s The Scoop…We’re “Mirroring” Who?… The Ordinance…

December 15, 2008 by Barbara


The previous 2 scoops/VFD posts…(see categories)…have to do with the problems that have arisen at SRC in this writer’s building…and the fire inspection fees…a subject that was brought up not only with this building…but with the town wide sweep that is in the works…

The VFD Chief…Chief Perkins informed me…( previously posted)…that we will continue to follow the Broward/BSO fee structure…pending any change made by the Commission…so a quick look online at the Town websites…Muni-code section…brought a startling discovery….

We are operating under the Fort Lauderdale fee structure…not Broward County…

We have been since 2007…….are the VFD Chief and Town Staff unaware of what the ordinance  on the books…online…along with the easy to check fees…per the Fort Lauderdale Site?…(link below)

Are we correct in following the Fort Lauderdale fee structure now…and were we correct in following it while being served by BSO as sole providers?….



ARTICLE II. PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Code of Ordinances
…inspection fees provided herein after the first year following year following the date of annexation. (Code 1953, § 485.1; Ord. No. C-86-125, § 7, 12-16-86; Ord. No. C-87-81, § 1, 11-3-87; Ord. No. C-87-102, §§ 1, 2, 12-15-87; Ord. No. C-89-…


Sec. 8-2.  Inspection of certain premises by Fire Prevention Bureau; fees.

(a)   Fire Prevention Bureau authorized; inspections; exemptions. The Town Manager is hereby empowered and instructed to establish a Fire Prevention Bureau and to hire such personnel as is necessary to inspect every commercial business and common area of multifamily condominiums on an annual basis. The interior of private (single-family/duplex) residential units shall be exempt from inspection.
(b)   Fee established; Town of Ft. Lauderdale fees adopted. Fees for said inspection shall mirror the fees charged by the Town of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and shall be collected from each business that is inspected by the Town Auditor-Clerk (section 48-5.1, Ft. Lauderdale Code of Ordinances). Failure to pay for the inspection or meet the requirements of said inspection may result in the revocation of the business tax receipt of the business and a lien against the real property that the business is located upon. No business tax receipt shall be revoked until a hearing is held by the Town Commission at a regularly scheduled meeting.
(c)   Plans to be examined. Every new construction shall have its plans examined and approved by the Fire Prevention Bureau. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued without the plans of the new construction meeting the approval of the Fire Prevention Bureau. Multi-residential construction is not exempt from this section.
(Ord. No. 317, §§ 1–3, 3-13-90; Ord. No. 2007-06, § 2, 4-10-07)
more to come…..
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