Building Permit and Plan Review
The Plain Township Fire Department will be transitioning to an online permit application and building plan review process as of January 1, 2022.
Permit applications and building plan submittals will need to be in PDF electronic format utilizing Mobile Eyes software for public safety inspections.
The first step is to create a Mobile Eyes account.
On January 6, 2021, the Plain Township Trustees adopted a new fee schedule for permits and plans review. The document “PTFD Fire Prevention Fees: Permit and Plan Review” lists the new fee schedule. Once your permit application and plans have been submitted, an invoice will be generated.
The document “Specific Provisions Related to the Ohio Fire Code” lists items that are specific to the PTFD (fire apparatus access roads, key boxes, fire protection water supplies, automatic sprinkler systems, fire alarm and detection systems, and fire department connections.
For assistance with permit applications and plans submittal, please email, Fire Marshal Terry Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire departments across the country use the Knox System to prevent costly forced entry damage while protecting property and lives. Knox key boxes hold building entrance keys, electronic access cards and vital emergency information.
As the property owner, you purchase a KnoxBox device then mount it near your building entrance (preferably at the left side of the entrance) or property gate according to fire department guidelines. Firefighters use a unique high security Knox Master Key to open the KnoxBox device in their jurisdiction.
The most popular KnoxBox product and the one recommended by Plain Township Fire Department is the heavy-duty, high-security 3200 Series key box that stores keys, access cards and small items.
The Plain Township Fire Department has joined a collaboration of local fire departments in implementing the electronic key system offered by KnoxBox. As the original metal key would not allow shared access to our mutual aid partners, this electronic key allows for much more versatility to assign shared access. We ask our business owners to order the new electronic KnoxBox core. They are available at Knoxbox.com under the Knox eLock System for $252 (Model: KLS-8800L). The electronic core will be shipped to the fire department and we will perform the installation.
The Knox Elevator Box (Model: KLS-1403) is required for all buildings that have an elevator. They are available for purchase on the KnoxBox.com website under the “Emergency Boxes” page.
The Knox Boxes can be ordered online at www.knoxbox.com.
Open Burning is regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The website explains the rules and laws of open burning. If you have any additional question regarding open burning contact the Plain Township Fire Department prevention office at 614-855-7370.
Inspection, Re-Inspection and Other Fees
Due to an excessive amount of inspections that require more than one re-inspection it has become necessary to assess a fee after the 2nd inspection (this includes appointment no-shows).
Inspection, Re-Inspection and Other Fees
There is no charge for annual fire safety inspections
Re-inspection Fees – A business may be granted one (1) re-inspection at no charge if deemed by the Fire Code Official. If the business inspection generates a second re-inspection, a fee will then be assessed. The fee will start at $50.00 and increase in increments of $50.00 for each additional re-inspection. All re-inspection fees shall be paid prior to the start of the scheduled inspection.
False Alarm Fee
Up to $300 for each subsequent false alarm occurring after three false alarms by that system within the same calendar year.
Fire Works Permit
Base Permit Fee $150.00 with $50.00 per hour per Inspector required
Permit Fee $100.00 for anything 400 sq./ft. or larger
On January 6, 2021, the Plain Township Trustees adopted a new fee schedule for inspections, reinspection, recurring false alarms fire works and tents. The document “PTFD Fire Prevention Fees: Permit and Plan Review” lists the new fee schedule.
All fees will be due on the date of re-inspection (unless prior arrangements have been made) there are no exceptions. All checks will be payable to Plain Township Fire Department.
Ohio Fire Code
The Ohio Fire Code (OFC) establishes the minimum standards for fire safety in the State of Ohio. If you have any questions concerning the Ohio Fire Code, contact the Plain Township Fire Department fire prevention office at 614-855-7370.
a. In severe climates, the fire code official shall have the authority to modify the emergency evacuation drill frequency. b. Emergency evacuation drills are required in Group B buildings having an occupant load of 500 or more persons or more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge.