Fire Prevention

Fee Schedule:

Reports for Fire, EMS or any incident response$5.00 each


Copies of records made by District$0.10 per page


Returned Checks$25

Site and Subdivision Plans $200 per section


New Building Plan $150 + $0.10 per sq. ft


New Building Plan – Shell only $150 + $0.05 per sq. ft


New Building Plan – Finish out $150 + $0.05 per sq. ft. of occupied area


Building Plan – New tenant space $150 + $0.05 per sq. ft. of interior finish out


Building Plan – Remodel of existing tenant space$150

Less than 6000 sq. ft. per Riser/System $500


6001 to 12,000 sq. ft.per Riser/System $600


Greater than 12,000 sq. ft. per Riser/System$600+$0.01 per sf over 12,000 (max fee $800)


Standpipe Systems $300


Underground Fire Protection Systems $300

200 or fewer devices $200


200 or greater devices $260+$0.50 per device

Re-inspections of Fire Final and Fire Protection
System Tests


      First Re-Test $50


      Second Re-Test $100


      Third Re-Test $150


Hydrant Flow Test $100


Kitchen Vent Hood Suppression System$150


Alternative Fire Suppression Systems (Paint/Spray Booths)$150


Commercial Propane Installations$250


Fire Works Stands (per season) $50


Home Foster Care/Adoption$15

Less than 25 children $50


Greater than 25 children $100


Health Care/Assisted Living $45+$15 per additional building


Hospitals/Licensed Clinics $75


Certificate of Occupancy – Initial and Follow-up $100


Change of Occupancy Use$100

Hazardous Materials $250


Aboveground/Underground Storage Tanks $200


Fireworks Displays ( application required) $100


Fireworks Display Engine Stand by as required$150/hr. per engine


Control/Open Burn Permit Required


Mass Gathering of >1000 people$200


Temporary Structures:( tents, air supported
structures, canopies, construction trailers, etc.)


      200 sq. ft to 400 sq. ft.$50


      Greater than 400 sq. ft.$50+ $.175 sq. ft.


Fire Watch$75/hr + cost of apparatus


Access Control Gates$100


Smoke Exhaust/Removal$350

Fee Schedule:

Reports for Fire, EMS or any incident response
$5.00 each


Copies of records made by District
$0.10 per page


Returned Checks
$25

Site and Subdivision Plans
$200 per section


New Building Plan
$150 + $0.10 per sq. ft


New Building Plan – Shell only
$150 + $0.05 per sq. ft


New Building Plan – Finish out
$150 + $0.05 per sq. ft. of occupied area


Building Plan – New tenant space
$150 + $0.05 per sq. ft. of interior finish out


Building Plan – Remodel of existing tenant space
$150

Less than 6000 sq. ft. per Riser/System
$600


6001 to 12,000 sq. ft.per Riser/System
$500


Greater than 12,000 sq. ft. per Riser/System
$600+$0.01 per sf over 12,000 (max fee $800)


Standpipe Systems
$300


Underground Fire Protection Systems
$300

200 or fewer devices
$200


200 or greater devices
$260+$0.50 per device

Re-inspections of Fire Final and Fire Protection
System Tests


      First Re-Test
      $50


      Second Re-Test
      $100


      Third Re-Test
      $150


Hydrant Flow Test
$100


Kitchen Vent Hood Suppression System
$150


Alternative Fire Suppression Systems (Paint/Spray Booths)
$150


Commercial Propane Installations
$250


Fire Works Stands (per season)
$50


Home Foster Care/Adoption
$15

Less than 25 children
$50


Greater than 25 children
$100


Health Care/Assisted Living
$45+$15 per additional building


Hospitals/Licensed Clinics
$75


Certificate of Occupancy – Initial and Follow-up
$100


Change of Occupancy Use
$100

Hazardous Materials
$250


Aboveground/Underground Storage Tanks
$200


Fireworks Displays ( application required)
$100


Fireworks Display Engine Stand by as required
$150/hr. per engine


Control/Open Burn
Permit Required


Mass Gathering of >1000 people
$200


Temporary Structures: (tents, air supported
structures, canopies, construction trailers, etc.)


      200 sq. ft to 400 sq. ft.
      $50


      Greater than 400 sq. ft.
      $50+ $.175 sq. ft.


Fire Watch
$75/hr + cost of apparatus


Access Control Gates
$100


Smoke Exhaust/Removal
$350

Less than 6000 sq. ft. per Riser/System $600


6001 to 12,000 sq. ft.per Riser/System $500


Greater than 12,000 sq. ft. per Riser/System$600+$0.01 per sf over 12,000 (max fee $800)


Standpipe Systems $300


Underground Fire Protection Systems $300

Hazardous Materials $250


Aboveground/Underground Storage Tanks $200


Fireworks Displays ( application required) $100


Fireworks Display Engine Stand by as required$150/hr. per engine


Control/Open Burn Permit Required


Mass Gathering of >1000 people$200


Temporary Structures:( tents, air supported
structures, canopies, construction trailers, etc.)


      200 sq. ft to 400 sq. ft.$50


      Greater than 400 sq. ft.$50+ $.175 sq. ft.


Fire Watch$75/hr + cost of apparatus


Access Control Gates$100


Smoke Exhaust/Removal$350

Hazardous Materials $250


Aboveground/Underground Storage Tanks $200


Fireworks Displays ( application required) $100


Fireworks Display Engine Stand by as required$150/hr. per engine


Control/Open Burn Permit Required


Mass Gathering of >1000 people$200


Temporary Structures:( tents, air supported
structures, canopies, construction trailers, etc.)


      200 sq. ft to 400 sq. ft.$50


      Greater than 400 sq. ft.$50+ $.175 sq. ft.


Fire Watch$75/hr + cost of apparatus


Access Control Gates$100


Smoke Exhaust/Removal$350

Hazardous Materials $250


Aboveground/Underground Storage Tanks $200


Fireworks Displays ( application required) $100


Fireworks Display Engine Stand by as required$150/hr. per engine


Control/Open Burn Permit Required


Mass Gathering of >1000 people$200


Temporary Structures:( tents, air supported
structures, canopies, construction trailers, etc.)


      200 sq. ft to 400 sq. ft.$50


      Greater than 400 sq. ft.$50+ $.175 sq. ft.


Fire Watch$75/hr + cost of apparatus


Access Control Gates$100


Smoke Exhaust/Removal$350

Hazardous Materials $250


Aboveground/Underground Storage Tanks $200


Fireworks Displays ( application required) $100


Fireworks Display Engine Stand by as required$150/hr. per engine


Control/Open Burn Permit Required


Mass Gathering of >1000 people$200


Temporary Structures:( tents, air supported
structures, canopies, construction trailers, etc.)


      200 sq. ft to 400 sq. ft.$50


      Greater than 400 sq. ft.$50+ $.175 sq. ft.


Fire Watch$75/hr + cost of apparatus


Access Control Gates$100


Smoke Exhaust/Removal$350

Hazardous Materials $250


Aboveground/Underground Storage Tanks $200


Fireworks Displays ( application required) $100


Fireworks Display Engine Stand by as required$150/hr. per engine


Control/Open Burn Permit Required


Mass Gathering of >1000 people$200


Temporary Structures:( tents, air supported
structures, canopies, construction trailers, etc.)


      200 sq. ft to 400 sq. ft.$50


      Greater than 400 sq. ft.$50+ $.175 sq. ft.


Fire Watch$75/hr + cost of apparatus


Access Control Gates$100


Smoke Exhaust/Removal$350

Inspection Requests:

All inspection requests shall be coordinated through the Code Enforcement Office at 512-295-2232. Scheduling an inspection is subject to inspection availability. The following information must be provided in order to schedule an inspection:

  • Permit number
  • Address of project
  • Name of project
  • Fire protection contractor’s name and phone number
  • Type of inspection being requested

ONSITE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

  • Permit should be posted at front entry of building.
  • A set of approved plans from the Fire Code Enforcement Office must be onsite at the time of inspection.
  • Provide all previous inspection forms from the Fire Code Enforcement Office with the permit packet.
  • Work that is to be inspected cannot be covered up prior to inspection.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • All contractors must register with Fire Code Enforcement Office.
  • All plan submittals must be accompanied by a Fire Protection Plan Review Application.
  • All calculations must be signed by a licensed contractor.
  • All plans submitted must be stamped and signed by a Texas State Licensed Fire Protection Contractor.
  • All inspections require a set of approved plans on the job site. The Fire Inspector must sign all permits after each inspection.
  • Plans approved by Hays County ESD #8 / Buda Fire Department give authorization for construction.
  • Final approvals are subject to field verification.
  • Any approval issued by the Fire Code Enforcement Office does not release the contractor or property owner from the responsibility of full compliance with applicable codes and ordinances relating to the construction project.
  • All installations must comply with the approved plans. Any deviation from approved plans requires a re-submittal to the Fire Code Enforcement Office.
INSPECTION REQUESTS

ISO Rating

The PPC for the City of Buda was lowered from a 7 to a 3 effective June 1st of 2010 after several years of upgrading fire protection capabilities and an extensive audit process by the City of Buda, Hays County Emergency Service District #8 and the Buda Fire Department.

The PPC program provides important, up-to-date information about municipal fire-protection services throughout the country. ISO’s expert staff collects information about the quality of public fi re protection in more than 44,000 fi re districts across the United States. In each of those fire districts, ISO analyzes the relevant data and assigns a Public Protection Classification – a number from
1 to 10. Class 1 generally represents superior property fire protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area’s fire suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria.

Virtually all U.S. insurers of homes and business property use ISO’s Public Protection Classifications in calculating premiums. In general, the price of insurance in a community with a good PPC is substantially lower than in a community with a poor PPC, assuming all other factors are equal.

A community’s PPC depends on:

  • Fire alarm and communication systems, including telephone systems, telephone lines, staffing, and dispatching systems
  • The fire department, including equipment, staffi ng, training, and geographic distribution of fi re companies
  • The water-supply system, including the condition and maintenance of hydrants, and a careful evaluation of the amount of available water compared with the amount needed to suppress fires

Due to improvements to the fire service in Buda, Texas. Hays County Emergency Services District #8 PPC Rating is being lowered. This is partly due to the significant investments that the district has made including the construction of two new additional fire stations, three new front line fire engines and bringing on additional paid staff, volunteer firefighters and implementing a district wide fire code.

The PPC for the City of Buda has been lowered from a 7 to a 3. The City of Hays been lowered from a 7 to a 3, and the unincorporated areas have been lowered from a 7/9 to a 3/9. For the areas with a split rating, the lower rating applies to those properties within 1000 ft of a fire hydrant and 5 miles of a fire station. The Buda Fire Department has posted information from the Texas Department of Insurance on their website that can be accessed and given to your Home Insurance Provider. Premium discounts may vary from each provider. The new ISO Public Protection Classifications rating took effect on June 1, 2010.

KNOX BOX INFORMATION

Hays County ESD # 8 / Buda Fire Department participates in a program that provides us with immediate access to your building 24 hours a day, without a security risk. The Knox Rapid Entry System for emergency access eliminates wasted time and confusion; firefighters have immediate access to your building where and when it’s needed.

*TAMPER SWITCH:  A tamper switch which alerts an alarm company is not required. It’s up to you and your needs if you’d like to install a Knox Box with a tamper switch.

Knox Box Website

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