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Fees for construction-related Services
Fire Prevention has fees in place for two construction-related services:
- Fire Safety Systems Retest - for systems (smoke alarms, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, etc.) that have failed a previous functionality/compliance test. In many cases, we find that, due to pressures to move the project forward, the contractor has not pre-tested the system; in other words, contractors are using the first City test as their pre-test. We encourage contractors to perform their own pre-test to avoid having to pay a retest fee. The fee is $300 for the first retest and $500 for each subsequent retest. (There is no change for initial acceptance testing unless you need to schedule the testing for a time outside normal business hours.)
- Contractor-paid Overtime / Standby Personnel - for fire safety system inspections or fire safety systems acceptance testing that the contractor has requested be conducted outside normal business hours. The hourly fee is $80. In accordance with Denver Fire Code Section 106.2.9, this fee also applies to standby personnel.
Both fees can be avoided by a contractor’s diligent preparation (i.e., pre-testing systems) and scheduling of all inspections and testing during normal business hours.