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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 12. FIRES AND FIRE PROTECTION [13000 - 14960]

  ( Division 12 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )
  

PART 2. FIRE PROTECTION [13100 - 13263]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )
  

CHAPTER 1. State Fire Marshal [13100 - 13159.10]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )
  

ARTICLE 2. The State Board of Fire Services [13140 - 13147]
  ( Heading of Article 2 amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1197. )

  
13146.2.  

(a) Every city, county, or city and county fire department or district providing fire protection services required by Sections 13145 and 13146 to enforce building standards adopted by the State Fire Marshal and other regulations of the State Fire Marshal shall, annually, inspect all structures subject to subdivision (b) of Section 17921, except dwellings, for compliance with building standards and other regulations of the State Fire Marshal.

(b) A city, county, or city and county fire department or district providing fire protection services that inspects a structure pursuant to subdivision (a) may charge and collect a fee for the inspection from the owner of the structure in an amount, as determined by the city, county, or city and county fire department or district providing fire protection services, sufficient to pay the costs of that inspection.

(c) A city, county, or city and county fire department or district providing fire protection services that provides related fire and life safety activities for structures subject to subdivision (b) of Section 17921, such as plan review, construction consulting, fire watch, and investigation, may charge and collect a fee from the owner of the structure in an amount, as determined by the city, county, city and county, or district, sufficient to pay the costs of those related fire and life safety activities.

(d) The State Fire Marshal, or the State Fire Marshal’s authorized representative, who inspects a structure subject to subdivision (b) of Section 17921, except dwellings, for compliance with building standards and other regulations of the State Fire Marshal, may charge and collect a fee for the inspection from the owner of the structure. The State Fire Marshal may also charge and collect a fee from the owner of the structure for related fire and life safety activities, such as plan review, construction consulting, fire watch, and investigation. Any fee collected pursuant to this subdivision shall be in an amount, as determined by the State Fire Marshal, sufficient to pay the costs of that inspection or those related fire and life safety activities.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 31, Sec. 9. (SB 85) Effective June 27, 2019.)