Why did I receive an invoice for a Fire Inspection?

The Fire Prevention Division conducts periodic inspections in all buildings and business types (except single-family and two-family homes) within the Village of Palatine. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure a reasonable level of life safety and protection of property from the hazards of fire, explosion, or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures, and premises, and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations. All violations must be corrected within thirty (30) days of the initial inspection. Those conditions determined to be imminent life safety hazards must be corrected immediately. Fees related to the Annual Fire and Life Safety Inspections shall be included in the Village’s Fee Schedule. Fees are only assessed when it is necessary for an inspector to conduct a 3rd or 4th re-inspection. If violations remain outstanding beyond the 4th inspection, the matter will then enter the citation process.


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1. What codes has the Fire Prevention Division adopted?
2. How do I submit test reports to Fire Prevention?
3. Why did I receive an invoice for a Fire Inspection?
4. How do I dispose of my old smoke alarms?