§ 23-28.2-27. Inspection fees.
(a) The state fire marshal's office shall assess an inspection fee of one-hundred dollars ($100.00) per inspection for any inspection performed by that office pursuant to chapter 28.1 of Title 23, or any other provisions of the state fire code, including any rule or regulation promulgated by either the fire safety code board of appeal and review or the state fire marshal. The inspection fee shall be assessed for each required inspection. Initial inspections and any required subsequent re-inspection shall constitute separate visits for which separate inspection fees will be payable.
(b) In the case of an inspection involving residential use, the fee shall be paid by the property owner.
(c) In the case of any inspection involving any assembly, industrial, mercantile, business educational, health care, ambulatory health care, day care or municipal government use, the fee shall be paid by one of the following parties:
(1) The occupant/tenant of the property if the occupant/tenant holds any license issued by the State of Rhode Island that requires fire code compliance; or
(2) The lessee of the property if the lessee is the sole tenant; or
(3) If neither (1) nor (2) apply, the owner of the property will be responsible for payment of the inspection fee.
(d) The fee shall be waived for a specific inspection in the event that no violation of any provision of the state fire code including any rule or regulation is found.
(e) No inspection fee shall be assessed against any municipality or municipal agency or the State of Rhode Island, or any department, board, or commission thereof. No inspection fee shall be assessed for any inspection conducted for the purpose of updating the compliance status of a building in preparation for a hearing before the fire safety code board of appeal and review or before any court.
(f) All fees collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited as general revenue.
(P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 33, § 1.)