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    Fire Plan Reviews & Operational Permits

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    Plan Reviews and Operational Permits

    The Fire Department  works with architects, engineers, building contractors and other city departments during the pre-application phases of commercial developments and reviews plans for all new or updated commercial buildings in order to verify the compliance of fire alarms, fire suppression and other fire protections systems.

    Operational Permit Form
    Burn Permit
    Knox Box Form

    Fee Schedule

    The Ankeny Fire Department collects fees for submitted plan reviews and operational permits. The fees may be paid by check, credit card or cash in the exact amount and must be presented with the plan review or when an operational permit is issued.

    Non-payment will result in delays of plan review approval and denied operational permits. Checks should be made out to the Ankeny Fire Department. A $20 fee will be added for insufficient funds or returned checks.

    ABOVE GROUND FUEL TANK, CHEMICAL OR OIL TANK
    Temporary or Permanent
    0-500 gallon capacity, each tank $25
    > 500 gallon capacity, each tank $35
    ALTERNATIVE FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
    FM 200 clean air system/ Halon systems
    Single System $75
    Each additional system $35
    Modification, each system $35
    COMMERCIAL FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS
    Plan Review
    0-12,000 square feet $150
    12,001 - 52,000 square feet $200
    Each additional 52,000 square feet or fraction thereof $100
    MODIFICATIONS OF FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS
    1 - 10 devices $35
    > 10 devices $50
    COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
    Includes fire sprinkler supply and fire pumps, cost per building unless buildings are identical, then based on total square footage of like buildings
    0-12,000 square feet $150
    12,001 - 52,000 square feet $250
    Each additional 52,00 square feet or fraction thereof $75
    1-20 heads $35
    > 20 heads $50
    Fire pumps $75
    COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HOOD SYSTEMS
    Single hood $75
    Each additional hood $35
    Modification, each system $25
    LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM TANK INSTALLATION
    0-500 gallon capacity, each tank $35
    > 500 gallon capacity, each tank $50
    SPRAY BOOTHS
    Including Sprinkler Systems
    Single booth $50
    Each additional booth $35
    EXHIBITS AND TRADE SHOWS
    Operational permit $35
    CARNIVAL AND FAIRS
    Operational permit (per event) $100
    CUTTING / WELDING / HOT WORKS
    Operational Permit $35
    FIREWORKS DISPLAY PERMIT AND PYROTECHNIC DISPLAYS
    IFC 1.4G $35
    IFC 1.3G $100
    HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
    Operational Permit $50
    OPEN BURNING PERMIT
    Operational Permit $35
    PLACES OF ASSEMBLY OR EVENTS WITH POSSIBLE OVERCROWDING
    As defined by common areas or areas of egress
    Operational Permit $25
    OPERATION PERMITS FOR TARGET HAZARDS
    As defined by common areas or areas of egress in multifamily dwell units, college dorms and ambulatory or no ambulatory buildings
    Annual Fire Inspection (licensed facilities No Fee
    1st re-inspection No Fee
    2nd re-inspection $35
    3rd re-inspection $75
    Annual re-inspection each $100
    ANNUAL FIRE INSPECTION TAGS ISSUED TO LICENSED CONTRACTORS
    250 tags $50
    CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION
    Fee $20