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File #: 18-1277    Version: 1 Name: 9/4/18 An Ordinance to Amend Section 9:106 - Period Fire Safety Inspections
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/4/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/17/2018 Final action: 9/17/2018
Enactment date: 9/4/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-27
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 9:106. - Periodic Fire Safety Inspections Required of Chapter 111 of Title IX of the Ann Arbor City Code (Ordinance No. ORD-18-27)
Attachments: 1. ORD-18-27 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 18-27 Periodic Fire Safety Inspections Required Ordinance Briefed.pdf, 3. Ordinance to Amend Chapter 111.pdf, 4. ORD-18-27 Approval Notice.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Section 9:106. - Periodic Fire Safety Inspections Required of Chapter 111 of Title IX of the Ann Arbor City Code (Ordinance No. ORD-18-27)
Memorandum
The proposed ordinance amends Section 9:106. - Periodic fire safety inspections required of Chapter 111 of Title IX of the Ann Arbor City Code. A copy of 2015 International Fire Code is available for review in the office of the City Clerk. Approval of this ordinance is recommended.

The following amendment recommendations are being made to reflect current inspection practices and to ensure uniform enforcement by the Fire Department and Planning and Development Services.

(1) Structures shall be classified according to the occupancy classifications as defined in the IFC. Periodic fire safety inspections by the Fire Marshal, or his/her designee, are required for structures annually, every 2 years, or every 3 years, depending on occupancy classification as provided below. Except as otherwise provided, the occupancy classifications specified below include all groups within the IFC occupancy classification. Where multiple use groups apply to a structure, the applicable period for inspection for the entire structure will be the period applicable to the use group that represents the greatest percentage of the total square footage of the structure.

Occupancy Classifications Requiring Annual Inspections:
Assembly Group A
Factory Industrial Group F
High Hazard Group H
Mercantile Group M
Residential Group R (Group R-1 and Group R-2, only, as specified below).
Residential Group R-1: Hotels, Motels, and Transient Boarding Houses, only.
Residential Group R-2: Dormitories, Fraternities, and Sororities, only.

Occupancy Classifications Requiring Inspections Every 2 Years:
Business Group B
Storage Group S

Occupancy Classifications Requiring Inspections Every 3 Years:
Miscellaneous Group U.

(2) The Fire Marshal, or his/her designee, shall have the authority to enter a ...

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