City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 08
Chapter 08.02
Section 08.02.0207

Title 08 Taxation and Revenue

Chapter 08.02 Fees and Charges

Article II. Business and Occupation Licenses and Permits

Section 08.02.0207 New Business – Fire Department Safety Evaluations
  1. The safety inspection fee for fire department safety inspections of new businesses or businesses that change location is one hundred five dollars. Exceptions:
    1. Home businesses where customers do not come to the residence.
    1. Itinerant vendors or vendors operating carts or booths where no ignition sources, flammable liquids, gases, or solids are present.
    1. Low hazards defined as “general business office” operations where no life safety systems, ignition sources, flammable liquids, gases, or solids are present (i.e.: insurance office, tax consultant, attorney, accountant, therapy, hair/nail salon, coffee/ espresso stands, photography studios, etc.).
  1. Businesses not inspected and originally categorized as low hazard general business office operations that were later determined to be a higher hazard by the fire department will be charged an one hundred five dollar fee for a fire safety site inspection.

Date Passed: Monday, August 2, 2021

Effective Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022

ORD C36089 Section 1