Fire Prevention

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Fire Code Re-Inspection Fee Notice

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 re-inspection (this includes appointment no-shows).

Ohio Fire Code 112.3 Fire safety inspection fees:  The fire marshal shall require fire safety inspection fees for all other inspections as follows: (b) Re-inspection fee of fifty dollars.  (c) Subsequent Re-inspection fees of fifty dollars per re-inspection.

There is no charge for your annual inspection, 1ST re-inspection or 2nd re-inspection.3rd Re-inspection – Fee: $50.00 X # of buildings = 3rd re-inspection fee.

[Subsequent re-inspection fees are increased in fifty dollar increments.]

4th Re-inspection – Fee: $100.00 X # of buildings = 4th re-inspection fee.

5th Re-inspection – Fee: $150.00 X # of buildings = 5th re-inspection fee.

The Plain Township Board of Trustees is authorized to establish by Resolution, at any regular public meeting, a schedule of fees, rates and charges for the administering of State Construction Code Act.  The Township Board shall further have the right to amend the aforementioned Resolution from time to time within the foregoing of reasonableness.  Resolution adopted 03/01/0

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.

Knox Box

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 Knox-Box 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 Knox-Box device in their jurisdiction.

The most popular Knox-Box 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.

Note: It is recommended for new concrete or masonry construction, that you purchase a recessed Knox-Box with Recessed Mounting Kit (RMK). Holds up to 10 keys.

The Knox Boxes can be ordered online at

Ohio Fire Code

The Ohio Fire Code has been updated. When the updated document is available it will be posted. If you have any questions concerning the Ohio Fire Code contact the Plain Township Fire Department fire prevention Office at 614-855-7370.


Open Burning

Open Burning is regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection AgencyThe 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.

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