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File a Fire Prevention Appeal

The Fire Prevention Appeals Committee (FPAC) hears and decides appeals about orders from The Fire Safety Act and the National Building Code.

Below are the steps to file an appeal with the FPAC.

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1. Overview

The FPAC hears and decides appeals from:

  • orders from a provincial fire inspector to fix a condition that doesn’t meet the standards in The Fire Safety Act;
  • decisions from the Fire Commissioner about a condition that doesn’t meet the standards in the National Fire Code;
  • unreasonable costs charged to a person for the Fire Commissioner to fix a condition that doesn’t meet the standards in The Fire Safety Act; and
  • decisions from the Minister of Government Relations about costs charged for the Fire Commissioner to fix a condition that doesn’t meet the standards in The Fire Safety Act.
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2. Guidance

You may appeal to the FPAC if you received:

  • an order from a provincial fire inspector to bring the property to the standards outlined in The Fire Safety Act;
  • a decision from the Fire Commissioner regarding your property’s condition;
  • a judgement certificate for costs to bring the property to the standards outlined in The Fire Safety Act; and
  • a decision from the Minister of Government Relations regarding a judgement certificate for costs to bring the property to the standards outlined in The Fire Safety Act.
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3. Eligibility

When you receive an order from a provincial fire inspector, or when you receive a decision regarding your property’s condition from the Fire Commissioner, you may appeal to the FPAC if:

  • you have an issue with the order or decision; and
  • Criteria:
  • it’s within 15 days of receiving the decision; and
  • you submit a notice of appeal clearly identifying the issues with the order or decision. 

When you receive a judgement certificate for costs to fix something on your property, or when the Minister of Government Relations has made a decision about your judgement certificate, you may appeal to the FPAC if:

  • you believe the costs of the judgement certificate are not reasonable; and
  • Criteria:
  • it’s within 30 days of receiving the certificate or decision; and
  • you submit a notice of appeal clearly identifying and explaining why the costs are unreasonable. 
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4. How to Apply

If you are eligible to apply:

  1. Prepare a letter, clearly identifying and explaining the issues for your situation.

  2. Submit the letter:
    • personally by emailing, submitting online, or delivering;
    • by registered mail; or
    • by regular mail,
    to the FPAC.

  3. Personally deliver or mail your appeal fee of $50 to the FPAC.

  4. Personally deliver or mail a copy of your notice of appeal to the Fire Commissioner.
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5. Apply

Contact the FPAC to file an appeal.


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6. Further Information

Legislation that applies to the FPAC:

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