DeKalb enacts fire marshal fee

The DeKalb County Commission recently agreed to begin charging fees for the permits, plan reviews, inspections and other services of its Fire Marshal’s Office.

Fees begin at $100 for most work, including initial site plan review, sprinkler system review and construction permit inspections. It is $150 for special activity permits, such as construction burning and explosive work.

The fees are projected to raise $1 million a year for the office, which has a budget of $1.3 million. Commissioners plan review of the fees at a later date, to encourage they cover the entire budget.