Policy, Permits, Inspections and Fees

All permits and fees shall be made payable by check or money order to Jackson Township Fiscal Officer.

Payment may be made in person at the Fire Administration Office at 3650 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or payment may be mailed to P.O. Box 517, Grove City, Ohio 43123. Please reference permit number or project location on check or money order.

Note: All fees changed effective Jan. 10, 2017 and will be updated on this page soon. In the meantime, call (614) 875-5588 or e-mail fire.admin@jacksontwp.org with questions.

Part I. Fire Protection Systems:

  1. Automatic Sprinkler System
  2. Automatic Fire Alarm Systems
  3. Manual Fire Systems
  4. Combination Automatic and Manual Fire Alarm Systems
  5. Automatic Extinguishing Systems
  6. Fire Pump and Standpipe

Part II. Inspection, Re-inspection, Re-test of Failed Fire Protection Systems and Other Fees:

  1. Witness Underground Test
  2. Re-test of Failed Fire Protection Systems
  3. Re-inspection Fee (More than 2 re-inspection trips)
  4. Late Fee for Annual Permits
  5. Required License Fee
  6. Special Hours Inspections
  7. Permit-Use of a Public Fire Hydrant
  8. Permit-Use of a Private Fire Hydrant
  9. Use of a Fire Hydrant-Non-Compliance
  10. Special Event Permit

Part III. Other Permits

  1. Tents and Air Supported Structures
  2. Flammable Sprays/Finishes
  3. Welding & Other Hot Work
  4. Open Burning
  5. Recreational Fires
  6. Bon Fires
  7. Fireworks
  8. Blasting/Explosives
  9. Underground Storage Tanks
  10. Aboveground Storage Tanks

Hydrants

  1. Standard Fire Hydrant Detail — private and public
  2. Hydrant Inspection Information

 

Part I – Fire Protection Systems

Note: The information contained in Part I is for the installation or modification of the following Fire Protection Systems:

(1) Automatic Sprinkler System

New $150 per system
Modification $75 per system

* See Information in Part II regarding Revisions, Re-tests, or Re-inspections.

(2) Underground Fire Line
$175 per system
* See Information in Part II regarding Revisions, Re-tests, or Re-inspections.

This permit is for the installation or modification of underground fire lines, which service fire protection systems, fire hydrants or any combination thereof.  (The permit fee covers the initial witness of underground hydrostatic pressure test/flush and thrust block inspection. Additional inspections/trips will be subject to a $75 fee, payable before the scheduled appointment.)  In addition, all fire hydrants to be installed shall be inspected by the Fire Code Official for approval prior to installation in the ground.

(3) Automatic Extinguishing Systems
(CO2, FM-200, Dry Chemical, Wet Chemical, Foam or Other)
$125 per system
* See Information in Part II regarding Revisions, Re-tests, or Re-inspections.

(4) Kitchen Hood Permit – Type I or Type II
$50 per hood
* See Information in Part II regarding Revisions, Re-tests, or Re-inspections.

(5) Automatic Fire Alarm Systems

New Installation (1-25 devices) $125
New Installation (over 25 devices) $125 + $1 per device
Modification $75

* See Information in Part II regarding Revisions, Re-tests or Re-inspections.

(6) Fire Pump and Standpipe

Fire Pump $100
Standpipe $50

* See Information in Part II regarding Revisions, Re-tests or Re-inspections.

Part II – Inspection, Re-inspection, Re-test of Failed Fire Protection Systems and Other Fees

(1) Re-test of Failed Fire Protection Systems
$75 per trip
NOTE: All permitted pre-scheduled inspections/tests cancelled after 8:30 am the day of the inspection/test, will be subject to the $75.00 re-test of failed inspection fee.

(2) Re-inspection fee – Existing Commercial Properties (more than one re-inspection trip)
$75 per trip
The usual and accepted number of re-inspections to resolve fire code violations in commercial properties and businesses shall not exceed one re-inspection.  If in the fire code official’s opinion, progress to correct the violations is not being made, the business owner shall be charged $75 per trip beyond the one re-inspection, until the violations are corrected.

(3) Late Fees
$25
Any required annual permit that is thirty days or more past due will be charged a late fee of $25 and could result in operations being stopped until permit is renewed.

(4) Requested/Required License Inspection Fees

Licensed Day Care – Annual $100 per year
Licensed Group Homes $100 per year
Foster Care Home Inspection $100
Adoption Home Inspections No charge

 

(5) Special Hours Inspections
$75 per hour/per Inspector – two-hour minimum.
Any requested or required fire inspection which occurs or continues outside the normal workday for the Fire Inspection Bureau will require a Special Hours Inspection fee of $75 per hour, per Fire Inspector, with a minimum of two hours per Inspector ($150).  Business hours for the Fire Inspection Bureau are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Any hours beyond the two-hour minimum will be charged at $75 per hour.

(6) Permit to use a Public Hydrant (All Yellow)

One Day Permit $25
One Week Permit (7-day) $100
One Month Permit (30-day) $300

The Jackson Township Fire Department requires a Fire Hydrant Usage Permit.  The permit holder is also required to obtain a hydrant permit from the City of Columbus Division of Water.  Three hydrants are available for use:

Available Public Hydrants (3):

South: #2139 – 8th hydrant North of State Rt. 665 on North Meadows Drive

East: #265 – 4th Hydrant West of Buckeye Parkway on Buckeye Place

West: #1971 – 1st hydrant South of Ventura Boulevard on Harrisburg Pike

*Other Jackson Township hydrants on at least a six-inch water line may be used with approval from Columbus Division of Water.

NOTE:  Any use of a public or private fire hydrant requires the use of a back flow preventer.  Back flow preventers can be rented from the City of Columbus Division of Water.  The phone number for Columbus Davison of Water is (614) 645-7330.

(7) Use of a Fire Hydrant (Public) Non-compliance
$300 per occurrence
All rules and permit requirements pertaining to the use of public or private fire hydrants shall be strictly followed or the permit will be revoked and or the owner will be charged by the Jackson Township Fire Department for a non-compliance with the rules and permit requirements.

Part III – Other Permits

(1) Tents and Air Supported Structures

200 to 400 square feet No charge
400 square feet and over $100

A permit is required from the Jackson Township Fire Department for a tent or air supported structure in excess of 200 square feet or for a canopy in excess of 400 square feet.

(2) Flammable Sprays/Finishes
$125 per year
Annual permit – OFC 2011 Section 1501.3

(3) Welding and Other Hot Work
$75 per year
Annual permit – OFC 2011 Section 2601.2

(4) Open Burning — NOT ALLOWED

(5) Recreational/Cooking Fire (max 3’ x 3’)
No charge
An outdoor fire, not burning rubbish, not contained in an outdoor fireplace or barbecue grill or pit, max 3’ by 3’; for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth, or similar purposes.

(6) Bon Fire/Ceremonial (max 5’ x 5’)
No charge
Bonfires require an Ohio EPA approval and permit, along with a Jackson Township department permit.  OFC 2011 Section 307.2

(7) Fireworks

Fireworks – Manufacture $300
Fireworks – Display, Set-piece $150
Fireworks – Display, Aerial $300
Flash pots, etc. $75

 

(8) Underground Storage Tanks: Hazardous Substance List

Any required permits or inspections for underground storage tank installation, alteration, or removal will be directed to the State of Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office – BUSTR at (614) 752-7938

(9) Aboveground Storage Tanks
$150 per tank