§ 92.06  FIRE INSPECTION PROGRAM.
   (A)   Routine fire safety inspections shall be conducted by the Murray Fire Marshal's office on the following occupancies:
      (1)   Assemblies, private educational, lodging and rooming houses, mercantile, business, industrial, storage and special occupancy.  Definitions for this section shall be determined by referring to NFPA 1 which is incorporated by reference as if it is fully stated herein unless cited specifically in § 92.00.  There shall be a fee assessed to each facility in accordance with the fee schedule in Table 92.06.
      (2)   Hotels, motels, dormitories and apartment buildings (three or more units and a common space).  Definitions for this section shall be determined by referring to NFPA 1 which is incorporated by reference as if it is fully stated herein.  There shall be a fee assessed to each facility in accordance with the fee schedule in Table 92.06.
   (B)   A written report of each inspection shall be made and kept on file in the office of the Fire Marshal of the Murray Fire Department.
   (C)   Payment of routine fire safety inspection fees shall be the responsibility of the owner as it appears on the occupancy's business license.  This fee shall be determined according to Table 92.06.  Failure to pay routine fire safety inspection fees may result in the refusal of a business license not to be renewed.  Fee invoices shall be mailed by the Finance Department to the address listed on the city's business license.  If the occupancy is exempt from having a city business license the fee invoice will be sent to the owner of the property at the address of where the inspection took place.
   (D)   IRS defined 501(C)(3) and governmental agencies are exempt from these fees.
   (E)   Square footage determination.
      (1)   Stand alone buildings.  Determined by the exterior dimensions of the structure(s). If a structure or space(s) within a structure cannot be measured from the exterior then the square footage will be determined by its interior measurements.
   (F)   Multiple occupancies within a single structure.  These occupancies shall be considered separate structures.  The occupancies square footage shall be determined by its interior measurements.  Individual occupancies will be inspected and be assessed the corresponding fee.
   (G)   If multiple structures are on the same property they shall be considered separate and will be inspected and assessed the corresponding fee(s).
   (H)   To ensure owner compliance with routine fire safety inspection deficiencies and/or notice of violations, re-inspection(s) of a property shall be conducted when warranted.  Notice of violations shall be issued to the owner(s) as defined in § 92.00.
   (I)   Notices of violations that go uncorrected shall be forwarded to the Code Enforcement Board.  This action shall not limit the authority of the Fire Chief or his designee as outlined in § 92.01.
   (J)   Any violation(s) that in the opinion of the Fire Chief or his designee to represent an immediate threat to life or property shall be enforced under the provisions of § 92.01.
   (K)   Prior to obtaining a business license, for a new business or new business location, the owner must present a fire inspection report indicating the facility is compliant with all applicable fire codes.  The fire inspection shall have been conducted by the Murray Fire Marshal's office or the State Fire Marshal's office.
Table 92.06 - Fee Schedule
Table 92.06 - Fee Schedule
Non-public educational, assembly, business, storage, mercantile industrial, lodging & rooming houses and special structures
Square Footage
Fee Amount
Up to 799
$30
800 - 2,499
$40
2,500 - 4,999
$50
5,000 - 7,499
$60
7,500 - 9,999
$80
10,000 - 11,199
$100
12,000 - 14,999
$110
15,000 - 17,999
$125
18,000 - 20,999
$140
21,000 - 23,999
$160
24,000 - 29,999
$180
30,000 - 34,999
$200
35,000 - 41,999
$220
42,000 - 49,999
$240
Occupancies 50,000 or greater
$300 plus $2 for every 1,000 sq. ft. above 50,000 sq. ft.
Hotels, motels, dormitories
$5.00 per unit
Apartment buildings with 3 or more units and common areas
$2.50 per unit
Additional fees for all occupancy types, if applicable. (These fees are in addition to the fees described above.)
Special Equipment/Systems
Additional fees for all occupancy types, if applicable. (These fees are in addition to the fees described above.)
Fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems
$30 each
Fixed extinguisher systems, commercial cooking hoods
$20 each
Re-inspection Fee Schedule
Re-inspection Fee Type
 
First re-inspection
No charge
Second re-inspection
$100
Third re-inspection
$250
4 or more re-inspections
$500
 
(Ord. 2012-1574, passed 5-10-12; Am. Ord. 2019-1774, passed 4-25-19)