Toronto Fire Services

ExpandRequested Inspections and Services

Requested Inspections and Services (effective April 1, 2017)Fees (incl. HST)
Fire Prevention Inspection for Day Care, Group Homes and Life Safety Inspection for compliance with Provincial Legislation Per Inspection $199.42
Provincial Licensing - L.L.B.O.- Inspection of occupant loads and implementation of approved fire safety procedures Per Inspection $299.13
Industrial/Mercantile Service Premises smaller than 1,000m2 Per Inspection $299.13
Industrial/Mercantile Service Premises ‐ Each Additional 1,000m2 Per Inspection $41.80
Multiple Unit Occupancy Inspection ‐ Building Per Inspection $299.13
Multiple Unit Occupancy Inspection - Unit Per Unit $199.42
Office Building Inspection ‐ 1st Storey Per Inspection $299.13
Office Building Inspection ‐ Each Storey above or below 1st Storey Per Inspection $35.83
Office Building Inspection Per Inspection $199.42
Residential Building Inspection ‐ 1st Storey Per Inspection $299.13
Residential Building Inspection ‐ Each Storey above or below 1st Storey Per Inspection $35.83
Residential Building Inspection Per Inspection $199.42
Two Unit Residential Occupancy Inspection Per Inspection $299.13
Residential Retrofit Inspection ‐ 1st Storey Per Inspection $797.69
Residential Retrofit Inspection ‐ Each Storey above or below 1st Storey Per Inspection $59.74
Residential Retrofit Inspection Per Subsidiary Unit $199.42
Fire Route processing and approval ‐ If Not on Building Permit - Attend site and review fire route plan for compliance Per Application $498.56
Letter related to fire prevention issues ‐ Processing request, reviewing files and composition of letter Per Letter $83.63
Copies of fire report or information from files ‐ Compilation of fire report information Per Report $71.66
Fire Inspection report for additional units in same building ‐ per unit ‐ Compilation of fire report information Per Report $11.93
Fireworks Display/Theatrical Permits ‐ Review of documentation and site visit Per Permit $553.75
Special occasions permit for the discharge of Family Fireworks Per Permit $176.48
Review of Fire Safety Plans and site visit for compliance with Provincial Legislation *(see below for further information) Per Fire Safety Plan* $398.84
Approval of Alternative Solution under the Ontario Fire Code - reviewing the drawings, site review, construction and research for compliance with Provincial Legislation Per Alternative Solution Approved $830.62
Open Air Burning Permit, site visit, reviewing plan for approval for compliance with Provincial Legislation Per Permit $245.02
Risk and Safety Management Plan (RSMP) Reviews – 5,000 USWG or less (Existing, where changes have occurred) Per Address $339.00
Risk and Safety Management Plan (RSMP) Reviews – 5,000 USWG or less (New or change of ownership) Per Address $678.00
Risk and Safety Management Plan (RSMP) Reviews – Greater than 5,000 USWG (Existing, where changes have occurred) Per Address $1,695.00
Risk and Safety Management Plan (RSMP) Reviews – Greater than 5,000 USWG (New or change of Ownership) Per Address $3,390.00
Risk and Safety Management Plan (RSMP) Reviews – Alternative Solution Proposal Review Per Address $830.60
Tent/Marquee Inspection (Equal to or greater than 100 square feet) Per Tent $237.30
Tent/Marquee Inspection of additional Tents under 10,000 square feet Per Tent $99.71

* Note the following for Fire Safety Plans:

  1. A Fire Safety Plan review and a site visit by Fire Prevention staff on or after April 1, 2017 – Fee is $398.84
  2. The fee will not be charged for a new Fire Safety Plan submitted by a building Owner or the Owner's representative prior to April 1, 2017. A Fire Safety Plan that has been submitted on or after April 1, 2017, for review and approval, will be charged the $398.84 fee.
  3. A minor Change to a Building that leads to a Fire Safety Plan Revision - No Fee
  4. Revisions that may include a brief site visit and replacing pages of the plan to address one specific physical change in building resource, or fire protection system such as, but not limited to:
    • Replacing Fire Alarm panel
    • Relocating sprinkler valve
    • Replacing emergency power supply systems
    • Installation of Electromagnetic locking device
    • Relocation of utility shutoff valve/switch
  5. Clerical Changes - No Fee
    Clerical changes that do not impact life safety or fire protection systems and do not require changes to the schematics are to be updated on the Owners' approved Fire Safety Plan copy/copies at the site. This information is valuable to Toronto Fire Services in order to contact the appropriate individuals when the need arises.  Owners are asked to email the revised pages to tfsfsplans@toronto.ca for Toronto Fire Services' records.

    Examples of Clerical Changes include: 

    • Changes to human resource information: i.e. owner/property management, superintendent, fire protection company, monitoring company
    • Modifications to the Residents Who Require Assistance List
  6. Provincial Licensing completed by the City Clerk's Office – LLBO – Inspection of occupant loads and implementation of approved Fire Safety Procedures $299.13

    The approval of the Fire Safety Plan is included in the inspection fee.

  7. Fire Prevention Inspection for Day Care, Group Homes, Shelter inspection for compliance with Provincial Legislation $199.42

    The fee applies for a Fire Prevention Inspection. If there is currently an approved Fire Safety Plan for the site and there is only an addendum required, for example adding an additional room, there will not be a fee for the Fire Safety Plan. The Fire Safety Plan fee only applies if it is a new Fire Safety Plan or a Fire Safety Plan that requires a major revision and approval from Toronto Fire Services.

    For clarification on fees, please contact the District Chief at the appropriate Fire Prevention Command Office.

ExpandFees for Services provided by Toronto Fire Services

Fees for Services provided by Toronto Fire Services (effective April 1, 2017)Fees
Special Request Services ‐ Firefighter/Inspector ‐ minimum of 4 hours ‐ field testing of Fire/Life Safety Systems Per Hour $99.71
Special Request Services ‐ Captain ‐ minimum of 4 hours ‐ field testing of Fire/Life Safety Systems Per Hour $120.55
Special Request Services ‐ District Chief ‐ minimum of 4 hours ‐ field testing of Fire/Life Safety Systems Per Hour $138.44
Marijuana Grow Operation Enforcement ‐ Inspection Service ‐ fee for 1st Class Inspector attendance at property Per Property $447.01
Marijuana Grow Operation Enforcement ‐ Inspection Service ‐ fee for Captain attendance at property Per Property $574.73
Marijuana Grow Operation Enforcement ‐ Inspection Service ‐ Court/Tribunal attendance fee Per Property $766.31
Fire Prevention Inspections ‐ Fireworks Inspections ‐ Review of documentation and site visit Per Permit $3,135.86
Fire Prevention Inspections ‐ Temporary fireworks permit for vendor that stores and sells no more than 25kg (net explosive quantity) of Family Fireworks at any time Per Permit $555.02
Fire Prevention Inspections ‐ Temporary fireworks permit for vendor that stores and sells more than 25kg (net explosive quantity) of Family Fireworks at any time Per Permit $832.53
Fire Prevention Inspections ‐ Temporary lease fireworks permit for the Vendor for the sale of Family Fireworks Per Permit $1,665.07
Fire Prevention Inspections ‐ Temporary mobile fireworks permit for the vendor for the sale of Family Firework Per Permit $1,665.07
Fire Prevention Inspections ‐ Temporary lease fireworks and mobile fireworks permit vendor relocation fee Per Permit $111.01

ExpandFire Rescue and Emergency Response

Fire Rescue and Emergency ResponseFees (incl. HST)
Non‐emergency elevator incident response ‐ Fee for Fire Apparatus response to release or assist individual in elevator that is a non‐emergency incident Per Fire Vehicle $459.45
Freedom of Information (FOI) Access to Fire Incident Reports Per Report $82.00
Nuisance False Alarms ‐ Fee for three Operations Crews and vehicles dispatched to a specific address other than a Single Family Home in response to a nuisance false fire alarm Per Each Dispatch $1,378.35
Nuisance False Alarms ‐ Fee for three Operations Crews and vehicles dispatched to a specific address that is a Single Family Home, as defined in response to the first nuisance false fire alarm in a 12 month calendar year Per Each Dispatch $918.90
Nuisance False Alarms ‐ Fee for three Operations Crews and vehicles dispatched to a specific address that is a Single Family Home, as defined in response to any additional nuisance false fire alarm in a 12 month calendar year Per Each Dispatch $1,378.35
Malicious False Alarms ‐ Fee for each Operations Crew and vehicle dispatched to a specific address in response to a malicious false fire alarm Per Fire Vehicle dispatched $459.45
Vehicle Incident ‐ Non-City Resident First hour ‐ Fee for Fire Apparatus response to vehicle incidents Per Fire Vehicle $459.45
Vehicle Incident ‐ Non-City Resident ‐ each additional half hour ‐ Fee for Fire Apparatus response to vehicle incidents Per Fire Vehicle $229.73

Billing inquiries for malicious and nuisance false alarms should be directed to the following:

False Fire Alarms Request for Review

Fire Services Headquarters
4330 Dufferin St, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON
M3H 5R9

Tel: 416-338-9148
Fax: 416-392-0954
Email: fireaccounting@toronto.ca

Requests will be reviewed within 30 days from receipt and you will receive a response in writing. To assist you in preparing your letter, please refer to the False Alarm By-law.

ExpandNEW FEE: Re-Inspection of Properties (effective July 1, 2017)

Re-Inspection of Properties where the owner has not suitably addressed the Fire Safety HazardFees
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection ­ Day Care/Group Homes arising from Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection ­ Day Care/Group Homes arising from Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection ­ Day Care/Group Homes arising from Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from L.L.B.O. occupant loads and life safety inspection Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from L.L.B.O. occupant loads and life safety inspection Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from L.L.B.O. occupant loads and life safety inspection Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from inspection of an Industrial/Mercantile Service premises Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from inspection of an Industrial/Mercantile Service premises Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from inspection of an Industrial/Mercantile Service premises Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-Inspection arising from inspection of a Multiple Unit Occupancy ­ Entire Building in General Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-Inspection arising from inspection of a Multiple Unit Occupancy ­ Entire Building in General Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-Inspection arising from inspection of a Multiple Unit Occupancy ­ Entire Building in General Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-Inspection arising from inspection in individual unit in Multiple Unit Occupancy Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-Inspection arising from inspection in individual unit in Multiple Unit Occupancy Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from inspection in individual unit in Multiple Unit Occupancy Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from inspection of an office building 1st Storey Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from inspection of an office building 1st Storey Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from inspection of an office building 1st Storey Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from an individual unit in Office Building Life Safety Inspection for compliance with Provincial Legislation Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from an individual unit in Office Building Life Safety Inspection for compliance with Provincial Legislation Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from an individual unit in Office Building Life Safety Inspection for compliance with Provincial Legislation Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Re-inspection of a Residential Building, 1st Storey Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Re-inspection of a Residential Building, 1st Storey Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Re-inspection of a Residential Building, 1st Storey Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Residential Building, individual unit Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Residential Building, individual unit Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Residential Building, individual unit Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Two Unit Residential Occupancy Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Two Unit Residential Occupancy Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Two Unit Residential Occupancy Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a 1st Storey Residential retrofit - Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a 1st Storey Residential retrofit - Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a 1st Storey Residential retrofit - Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Residential retrofit - Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Residential retrofit - Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Residential retrofit - Life Safety Inspection Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Fireworks Display/Theatrical Permits site visit Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Fireworks Display/Theatrical Permits site visit Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Fireworks Display/Theatrical Permits site visit Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Special Occasions permit for the discharge of Family Fireworks Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Special Occasions permit for the discharge of Family Fireworks Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Special Occasions permit for the discharge of Family Fireworks Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Fire Safety Plan site visit Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Fire Safety Plan site visit Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Fire Safety Plan site visit Minimum Fee of $138.44
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Alternative Solution Proposal Site Review Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Open Air Burning Permit review Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Open Air Burning Permit review Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Open Air Burning Permit review Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from (RSMP) Reviews Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from (RSMP) Reviews Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from (RSMP) Reviews Minimum Fee of $138.44
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Risk and Safety Management Plan (RSMP) Review – Alternative Solution Proposal Review Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Tent/Marquee Inspection Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Tent/Marquee Inspection Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from Tent/Marquee Inspection Minimum Fee of $138.44
Inspector conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Proactive risk-based Inspection, Vulnerable Occupancy, Request, Complaint Inspection Minimum Fee of $99.71
Captain conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Proactive risk-based Inspection, Vulnerable Occupancy, Request, Complaint Inspection Minimum Fee of $120.55
District Chief conducting Fire Prevention Re-inspection arising from a Proactive risk-based Inspection, Vulnerable Occupancy, Request, Complaint Inspection Minimum Fee of $138.44

ExpandOverview of New Process and Re-inspection Fees

Toronto Fire Services' (TFS) fire prevention and enforcement strategies aim to increase public safety and awareness. TFS is guided by the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 (FPPA) and regulations under the FPPA, like the Ontario Fire Code.

On July 1st 2017, TFS established new fees related to the "re-inspection" of properties. Re-inspections are required to ensure Fire Code compliance when violations have been identified during the first inspection.

Overview of New Process that will fall in to one of three inspection streams:

 1. Deficiencies are noted and time is given to achieve Compliance

  • If a building is non-compliant with the Fire Code, the Inspector may issue the property owner a Notice of Violation.  Where a Notice of Violation is issued the Inspector will return to complete the inspection process and confirm that violations have been fixed and the building is now compliant with the Fire Code.
  • If all the violations are fixed when the Inspector returns to the building to complete the inspection process there will be no need for re-inspections and therefore no re-inspection fee.
  • The re-inspection fee shall be charged for all subsequent re-inspections if any violations from the Notice of Violation remain outstanding when the Inspector returns to the building.
  • For example, an Inspector notes 10 deficiencies on a Notice of Violation after an initial inspection. If all 10 deficiencies are rectified when the Inspector returns to the building there will be no re-inspection fee. The Inspector may return to the building and find that 8 of the deficiencies have been rectified. This re-inspection will not generate a fee. A re-inspection must be completed to confirm that the remaining 2 deficiencies have been rectified. This subsequent re-inspection will generate a fee.
  • When an Order is issued, an Inspector will re-attend, at no fee, to confirm the deficiencies have been rectified as specified in the Order. If deficiencies remain outstanding, subsequent re-inspections will result in a re-inspection fee being charged until the fire hazards are eliminated.  

2. Immediate Charges apply

  • If an Inspector lays charges for Fire Code violations, all re-inspections to ensure compliance with the Fire Code will have a re-inspection fee.
  • Since no grace period is given for an owner to rectify deficiencies, there is no exemption available for the re-inspection fee. 

3. Request Inspections

  • All “Requested Inspections” are charged a flat fee. The flat fee covers the first visit, along with two potential subsequent re-inspections for completing the specified process. If the process is not complete after the first inspection and two re-inspections, the applicable re-inspection fee will be charged for each additional re-inspection required.

Additional considerations:

  • There will be a minimum fee of one hour for any portion of an hour. If Inspectors are in attendance for a prolonged period of time over one hour, additional hourly charges will be incurred.
  • There is no limit to the amount of time to complete an initial inspection. In some cases a complex building such as a hospital can involve several weeks.     
  • No fee will be charged to the property owner for re-inspections that take place prior to July 1st. 
  • TFS will continue to provide the first Fire Code inspection at no cost.
  • Re-inspection fees apply when an Inspector conducts a Fire Prevention re-inspection arising from a pro-active risk based inspection, vulnerable occupancy, request or complaint inspection, as outlined under Reference number 113 Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441 Fees and Charges, Appendix B – Schedule 1, Fire Services.

  

Additional Fees Charged in Complex Circumstances:

  • In complex circumstances where supervisory staff is required to assist with enforcement of the Fire Code, additional fees will apply. Supervisory staff includes a Captain and/or a District Chief.
    • If a supervisor is required to attend with an Inspector, fees will be charged to cover the cost of service provided by both the Inspector and the Captain.
    • If the Inspector, Captain and supervising District Chief are required to attend fees will be charged for the Inspector, Captain, and District Chief.
    • Captain and/or District Chief re-inspection fees are outlined under Reference number 114 and 115 Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441 Fees and Charges, Appendix B – Schedule 1, Fire Services.

Achieving Compliance and Avoiding Re-Inspection Fees:

  • Property owners are responsible to maintain buildings that meet the Ontario Fire Code. Taking immediate action to have deficiencies rectified, will increase life safety and will result in fewer Ontario Fire Code violations.  
  • TFS will clearly document Ontario Fire Code violations through a Notice of Violation or Order so that property owners can take appropriate action before a Fire Inspector returns to conduct a re-inspection. 

Invoicing:

  • An invoice will be sent to the property owner indicating the date of the re-inspection and the associated fee.
  • For inquiries, please call 416- 338-9148 or email fireaccounting@toronto.ca  

Public Meetings:

Toronto Fire Services (TFS) hosted a series of public meetings to provide property owners with an overview of the new re-inspection process and associated fees. Meetings were held June 21, 22, 26 and 27 at the Scarborough Civic Centre, Fire Services Headquarters, Etobicoke Civic Centre and Metro Hall.

For any questions other than Re-Inspection fees, contact a Fire Prevention Command office near you:

North Command
Ward: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 33, 34, 39, 40
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M2N 5V7
Phone: 416-338-9150

East Command
Ward: 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44
150 Borough Drive
Toronto, ON
M1P 4N7
Phone: 416-338-9250

South Command
Ward: 19, 20, 27, 28
77 Elizabeth Street
Toronto, ON
M5G 1P4
Phone: 416-338-9350

South Central Command 
Ward: 18, 21, 22, 26, 29
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M2N 5V7
Phone: 416-338-9150

West Command
Ward: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17
399 The West Mall
Toronto, ON
M9C 2Y2
Phone: 416-338-9450

For all Fire Code Enforcement Re-Inspection Fees: