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10/17/2014 - Proposed Changes to Public Health Code Section 1.7 Vote on 10/20/14

The Board of Health has been discussing changes to Section 1.7 of the Fairifeld Public Health Code in its August and September meetings.  A vote will occur at the November 11, 2014 Board of Health Meeting to consider adopting the proposed changes.

 Proposed Changes to Section1.7 of the Public Health Code:

Reason:  The license, permit and plan review fees charged by the Fairfield Health Department have not changed since 2004.  The purpose of this increase is to establish an annual 2% increase in such fees and allow for other fees to be adjusted annually based upon costs.  In addition, as the department is now improving its customer service by accepting credit card payment of such fees, this increase will lessen the potential initial decrease in revenues caused by the associated processing fees.   The revision to this section change is also related to the change earlier this year in Section 14 of the Fairfield Public Health Code in which the $50 3-Year Qualified Food Operator (QFO) certification fee was eliminated with the plan to include that fee in the Category 3 and 4 establishments (those required to have a QFO)  license fees. This proposal includes a one-time $10 increase to the Category 3 and 4 license fees such that the same $50 fee is collected over the new 5-year certification period.   A minor reorganization of the fee schedule has also occurred to more clearly designate the license, permit and plan review fees that will increase 2% annually and the other fees will only increase based upon costs.

 The current Section 1.7 Fee Schedule is provided below and the Proposed new Section 1.7 language and a fees schedule that reflects the current and proposed fees as of January, 1 2015

 Existing Section 1.7

 1.7

LICENSES

FEES

Food Service Establishments

  • CLASS I

 

125.00

  • CLASS II

200.00

  • CLASS III

275.00

  • CLASS IV

350.00

  • CLASS III & IV (No seating)

225.00

Retail Food Stores

 

  • CLASS I

125.00

  • CLASS II

200.00

  • CLASS III

275.00

  • CLASS IV

350.00

  • CLASS III & IV (Greater than5000 sq. feet)

400.00

Other Food Service

 

Caterers W/O Establishment In Fairfield Class IV

150.00

Caterers w/Fairfield Food License

0

Temporary - profit (Not to exceed 14 days)

- non-profit

50.00

Convalescent Hospitals

350.00

Vendors – CLASS II

200.00

Reinspection (rating score <80)

50.00

Qualified Food Operator Registration – Plus Cost of Exam

50.00

SEASONAL/Farmers Market-Market Master/Farmers Market Multi Event Temporary

150.00

Housing

 

Rental Occupancy Certificate (per unit)

25.00

Rooming House

50.00

Hotels/Motels

100.00

Other

Barber, Hairdressing and Cosmetology shops

1-5 stations

6- 10 stations

11 and more stations

 

75.00

100.00

125.00

Public pools – Seasonal

100.00

PERMITS

Soil Tests (percolation)

100.00

Septic

  • ·new
  • repair – failed system
  • for dwelling renovation per:State Regulation 19-13 B100

 

200.00

100.00

150.00

Well Drill

25.00

Sandblasting

25.00

FEES

Radon Kits

10.00

Tick Test

5.00

Initial Application and Plan Review for Licensed Establishments

Class I & II

Class III & IV

Cosmetology Shops

 

50.00

100.00

50.00

 

Proposed New Section 1.7

1.7 On the first day of January of each year, all license, permit and plan review fees shall increase by (2%)  two percent over the fee for the prior year.  The increased fees shall be rounded to the nearest whole dollar.  The fee schedule in this section shall be updated to reflect this increase. Other fees shall be based upon costs and adjusted by the Director of Health accordingly on the first day of January of each year, and shall be published as appropriate.

LICENSES

 

Current FEES

Proposed 2015 Fees

Food Service Establishments

CLASS I

 

125.00

 

128.00

CLASS II

200.00

204.00

CLASS III

275.00

290.00

CLASS IV

350.00

367.00

CLASS III & IV (No seating)

225.00

240.00

Retail Food Stores

 

 

CLASS I

125.00

128.00

CLASS II

200.00

204.00

CLASS III

275.00

290.00

CLASS IV

350.00

367.00

CLASS III & IV (Greater than 5000 sq. feet)

400.00

418.00

Other Food Service

 

 

Caterers without Establishment In Fairfield Class IV

150.00

163.00

Temporary - profit (Not to exceed 14 days)

- non-profit

50.00

0

51.00

0

Convalescent Hospitals

350.00

367.00

Vendors

200.00

204.00

Reinspection (rating score <80)

50.00

51.00

Seasonal

150.00

153.00 

Housing

 

 

Rental Occupancy Certificate (per unit)

25.00

26.00

Rooming House

50.00

51.00

Hotels/Motels

100.00

102.00

Barber, Hairdressing and Cosmetology Shops

 

 

1-5 stations

75.00

77.00

6- 10 stations

100.00

102.00

11 and more stations

125.00

128.00

Public Pools

100.00

102.00

 

PERMITS

Soil Tests (percolation)

100.00

104.00

Septic

 

 

New

200.00

204.00

Repair – failed system

100.00

102.00

For dwelling renovation per: State Regulation 19-13 B100

150.00

153.00

Well Drill

25.00

26.00

Sandblasting

25.00

26.00

 

PLAN REVIEW FEES

Initial Application and Plan Review for Licensed Establishments

 

 

Class I & II

50.00

51.00

Class III & IV

100.00

102.00

Barber, Hairdressing and Cosmetology Shops

50.00

51.00

 

OTHER FEES

Radon Kits

10.00

20.00

Tick Test

5.00

5.00

Qualified Food Operator Course with Exam

110.00

75.00

Qualified Food Operator Exam Only

80.00

50.00