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Jurisdiction

The Fire Prevention Bureau will review and approve plans within the City of Omaha jurisdictional limits and the 3-mile limit.  All plans reviewed for new construction and renovations will be read using the 2000 Life Safety Code and the 2012 International Fire Code, as well as any other related codes and regulations adopted by the State or the City.

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Permit

Fee

Technology Fee  

Total Fee 

105.6.2 Amusement buildings

An operational permit is required to operate a special amusement building

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

105.6.6 Combustible dust-producing operations

An operational permit is required to operate a grain elevator, flour starch mill, feed mill, or a plant pulverizing aluminum, coal, cocoa, magnesium, spices or sugar, or other operations producing combustible dusts as defined in Chapter 2.

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

105.6.7 Combustible fibers

An operational permit is required for the storage and handling of combustible fibers in quantities greater than 100 cubic feet (2.8 m3). 

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.8 Compressed Gases

An operational permit is required for the storage, use or handling at normal temperature and pressure (NTP) of compressed gases in excess of the amounts listed in Table 105.6.8

$100.00 

$8.00 

$108.00 

105.6.9 Covered and open mall buildings

An operational permit is required for:

  1. The placement of retail fixtures and displays, concession equipment, 

  2. Displays of highly combustible goods and similar items in the mall.

  3. The display of liquid- or gas-fired equipment in the mall.

  4.  The use of open-flame or flame-producing  equipment in the mall.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.10 Cryogenic fluids

An operational permit is required to produce, store, transport on site, use, handle or dispense cryogenic fluids in excess of the amounts listed in Table 105.6.10

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.11 Cutting and welding

An operational permit is required to conduct cutting or welding operations within the jurisdiction.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.12 Dry cleaning

An operational permit is required to engage in the business of dry cleaning or to change to a more hazardous cleaning solvent used in existing dry cleaning equipment.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.14 Explosives

An operational permit is required for the manufacture, storage, handling, sale or use of any quantity of explosives, explosive materials, fireworks or pyrotechnic special effects within the scope of Chapter 56. 

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

Fireworks display and storage 

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

105.6.16 Flammable and combustible liquids

An operational permit is required:

  1. To use or operate a pipeline for the transportation within facilities of flammable or combustible liquids. This requirement shall not apply to the off-site transportation in pipelines regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) nor does it apply to piping systems. 

  2.  To store, handle or use Class I liquids in excess of 5 gallons (19 L) in a building or in excess of 10 gallons (37.9 L) outside of a building, except that a permit is not required for the following:

    •  The storage or use of Class I liquids in the fuel tank of a motor vehicle, aircraft, motorboat, mobile power plant or mobile heating plant, unless such storage, in the opinion of the fire code official, would cause an unsafe condition.

    • The storage or use of paints, oils, varnishes or similar flammable mixtures when such liquids are stored for maintenance, painting or similar purposes for a period of not more than 30 days.

  3. To store, handle or use Class II or Class IIIA liquids in excess of 25 gallons (95 L) in a building or in excess of 60 gallons (227 L) outside a building, except for fuel oil used in connection with oil-burning equipment.

  4.  To store, handle or use Class IIIB liquids in tanks or portable tanks for fueling motor vehicles at motor fuel-dispensing facilities or where connected to fuel-burning equipment. 

    • Exception: Fuel oil and used motor oil used for space heating or water heating.

  5.  To remove Class I or II liquids from an underground storage tank used for fueling motor vehicles by any means other than the approved, stationary on-site pumps normally used for dispensing purposes.

  6.  To operate tank vehicles, equipment, tanks, plants, terminals, wells, fuel-dispensing stations, refineries, distilleries and similar facilities where flammable and combustible liquids are produced, processed, transported, stored, dispensed or used.

  7.  To place temporarily out of service (for more than 90 days) an underground, protected above-ground or above-ground flammable or combustible liquid tank.

  8.  To change the type of contents stored in a flammable or combustible liquid tank to a material that poses a greater hazard than that for which the tank was designed and constructed.

  9.  To manufacture, process, blend or refine flammable or combustible liquids.

  10. To engage in the dispensing of liquid fuels into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles at commercial, industrial, governmental or manufacturing establishments.

  11.  To utilize a site for the dispensing of liquid fuels from tank vehicles into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles, marine craft and other special equipment at commercial, industrial, governmental or manufacturing establishments.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.17 Floor finishing

An operational permit is required for floor finishing or surfacing operations exceeding 350 square feet (33 m2) using Class I or Class II liquids.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.19 Fumigation and insecticidal fogging

An operational permit is required to operate a business of fumigation or insecticidal fogging and to maintain a room, vault or chamber in which a toxic or flammable fumigant is used.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.20 Hazardous materials

An operational permit is required to store, transport on site, dispense, use or handle hazardous materials in excess of the amounts listed in Table 105.6.20

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

105.6.21 HPM facilities

An operational permit is required to store, handle or use hazardous production materials.

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

105.6.22 High-piled storage

An operational permit is required to use a building or portion thereof as a high-piled storage area exceeding 500 square feet (46 m2).

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.23 Hot work operations

An operational permit is required for hot work including, but not limited to:

  1. Public exhibitions and demonstrations where hot work is conducted.

  2.  Use of portable hot work equipment inside a structure.

    •  Exception: Work that is conducted under a construction permit.

  3.  Fixed-site hot work equipment, such as welding booths.

  4.  Hot work conducted within a wildfire risk area.

  5.  Application of roof coverings with the use of an open-flame device.

  6.  When approved, the fire code official shall issue a permit to carry out a hot work program. This program allows approved personnel to regulate their facility's hot work operations. The approved personnel shall be trained in the fire safety aspects denoted in this chapter and shall be responsible for issuing permits requiring compliance with the requirements found in Chapter 35. These permits shall be issued only to their employees or hot work operations under their supervision. 

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.25 Lumber yards and woodworking plants

An operational permit is required for the storage or processing of lumber exceeding 100,000 board feet (8,333 ft3) (236 m3).

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.26 Liquid-or gas-fueled vehicles or equipment in assembly buildings

An operational permit is required to display, operate or demonstrate liquid- or gas-fueled vehicles or equipment in assembly buildings.

$100.00

$8.00

 

105.6.27 LP-gas

An operational permit is required for:

  1. Storage and use of LP-gas

    • Exception: A permit is not required for individual containers with a 500-gallon (1893 L) water capacity or less or multiple container systems having an aggregate quantity not exceeding 500 gallons (1893 L), serving occupancies in Group R-3.

  2.  Operation of cargo tankers that transport LP-gas. 

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

105.6.28 Magnesium

An operational permit is required to melt, cast, heat treat or grind more than 10 pounds (4.54 kg) of magnesium.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.29 Miscellaneous combustible storage

An operational permit is required to store in any building or upon any premises in excess of 2,500 cubic feet (71 m3) gross volume of combustible empty packing cases, boxes, barrels or similar containers, rubber tires, rubber, cork or similar combustible material.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.30 Open burning

An operational permit is required for the kindling or maintaining of an open fire or a fire on any public street, alley, road, or other public or private ground. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be adhered to.  

City of Omaha Public Works Burn Permits

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Regulations

$45.00

$3.60

$48.60

105.6.31 Open flames and torches

An operational permit is required to remove paint with a torch; or to use a torch or open-flame device in a wildfire risk area.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.33 Organic coatings

An operational permit is required for any organic-coating manufacturing operation producing more than 1 gallon (4 L) of an organic coating in one day.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.36 Pyrotechnic special effects material

An operational permit is required for use and handling of pyrotechnic special effects material.

$150.00

$12.00

$160.00

105.6.39 Repair garages and motor fuel-dispensing facilities

An operational permit is required for operation of repair garages, and automotive, marine and fleet motor fuel-dispensing facilities.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.41 Spraying or dipping

An operational permit is required to conduct a spraying or dipping operation utilizing flammable or combustible liquids, or the application of combustible powders regulated by Chapter 24.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.42 Storage of scrap tires and tire byproducts

An operational permit is required to establish, conduct or maintain storage of scrap tires and tire byproducts that exceeds 2,500 cubic feet (71 m3) of total volume of scrap tires, and for indoor storage of tires and tire byproducts.

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

105.6.44 Tire-rebuilding plants

An operational permit is required for the operation and maintenance of a tire-rebuilding plant.

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

105.6.47 Battery Systems

An operational permit is required to operate a stationary lead-acid battery system having a liquid capacity f more than 50 gallons (189 Liters) 

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.48 Flameproofing

An operational permit is required to conduct flameproofing.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.49 Mobile Home Parks

An operational permit is required to operate a mobile home park.

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.6.50 Portable Fire Extinguisher and Range Hood Systems – Servicing and Recharging

An operational permit is required to conduct a portable fire extinguisher and range hood servicing and recharging. 

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.7.6 Fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment

A construction permit is required for installation of or modification to fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.

 

 

 

$1.00-1499.00

$75.00

$6.00

$81.00

$1500.00-$4999.00

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

$5000.00-$9999.00

$125.00

$10.00

$135.00

$10000.00-$14999.00

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

$15000.00-$19999.00

$200.00

$16.00

$216.00

$20000.00-$24999.00

$250.00

$20.00

$270.00

$25000.00+

$350.00

$28.00

$378.00

Witness Testing Fee

$75.00
per hour

8% of fee

Per hour +8%

105.7.8 Flammable and combustible liquids

A construction permit is required:

  1. To install, repair or modify a pipeline for the

    transportation of flammable or combustible liquids.

  2.  To install, construct or alter tank vehicles, equipment, tanks, plants, terminals, wells, fuel-dispensing stations, refineries, distilleries, and similar facilities where flammable and combustible liquids are produced, processed, transported, stored, dispensed or used. 

  3.  To install, alter, remove, abandon or otherwise dispose of a flammable or combustible liquid tank. 

 

 

 

Abandonment or removal of underground tanks per tank 

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

Installation of underground tanks per tank

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

Piping only 

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

Installation of above-ground tanks per tank

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

Class I and II piping only 

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.7.15 Standpipe systems

A construction permit is required for the installation, modification or removal from service of a standpipe system. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.

$150.00
per
standpipe

8% of fee

Fee + 8%

105.8.1 Day care and Child care facilities inspection fee. (Includes Adult Day Services)

 

 

 

1-8 clients

$70.00

$5.60

$75.60

9-12 clients

$80.00

$6.40

$86.40

13 or more clients

$90.00

$7.20

$97.20

Any reinspection

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.8.2 Foster care homes

$50.00

$4.00

$54.00

Reinspection

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.8.3 Healthcare inspection fee 

Residential Board and Care, Assisted Living, Developmentally Disabled, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Center, and Health Clinic, or any other facility not listed as described in the Healthcare Facilities Licensure Act 

 

 

 

for up to 50 beds

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

51-100 beds

$125.00

$10.00

$135.00

101 or more beds

$200.00

$16.00

$216.00

Each reinspection

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.8.4 Hospital Inspection Fee

 

 

 

for up to 50 beds

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

51 to 100 beds

$125.00

$10.00

$135.00

101 or more beds

$200.00

$16.00

$216.00

Each reinspection

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

105.8.5 Liquor License Permit

 

 

 

Off premises consumption only

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

All other

$150.00

$12.00

$162.00

Reinspection of either

$100.00

$8.00

$108.00

Property Search

$50.00 per
address
for first hour
+ $25.00 per hour thereafter

8% of fee

Fee + Technology Fee

Knox Box

$25.00

$2.00

$27.00 

 

Section 46-10: Technology Fee

There is hereby established a technology fee. The said fee shall be a surcharge to be added to any fee paid to the fire department for any permit, inspection, or other item sought from or performed by the fire department. The amount of the additional technology fee shall not exceed 8 percent of the underlying fee charged, and shall not in any event exceeding $100.00 per item. 

Underlying Fees Charged For Permit

Maximum Technology & Training Fee Charged

$0.00 - $624.99

8% of underlying fees

$625.00 - $2499.99

$50.00

$2500.00 +

$100.00

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