What is the Fire Prevention Appeals Committee?
This committee hears appeals on orders and certificates issued by
the provincial Fire Commissioner or a provincial inspector pursuant
to The Fire Prevention Act, 1992. It also hears appeals
from decisions of the provincial Fire Commissioner relating to orders
made by local or municipal inspectors.
As explained earlier in the discussion about the board's mandate,
hearings for this committee are conducted under what is best described as a Hybrid Model, leaning more to the
How do I file my appeal on a certificate issued by the
provincial Fire Commissioner and filed with the court?
The provincial Fire Commissioner may carry out or cause to be carried
out activities that are required to be done by an order. The costs
and expenses incurred in carrying out the order may be recovered
by filing a certificate with the court. A person with respect to
whom the certificate is filed may appeal the amount of costs and
expenses to the Saskatchewan Municipal Board, Fire Prevention Appeals
Committee within 30 days of the date of being served with a copy
of the certificate. Any notice of appeal to the committee must be
in writing and state the grounds of the appeal. A copy of the appeal
is to be filed with the provincial Fire Commissioner.
What matters can the committee consider when appeals on
certificates are filed?
The committee can only consider the amount of the costs
and expenses identified on the certificate. It may order an amendment
to the certificate or it may uphold the amount of costs and expenses
identified on the certificate.
How do I file my appeal on an order issued by a local or
municipal inspector or provincial inspector?
The first level of appeal on an order issued by a local or municipal
inspector is to the provincial Fire Commissioner. A local assistant,
municipal inspector or other person who is not in agreement with
the decision of the fire commissioner may appeal to the committee
within 20 days of being served the decision. A copy of the appeal
is to be filed with the provincial Fire Commissioner. In the case
of an order issued by a provincial inspector, a person may appeal
directly to the committee within 20 days of being served with the
order. A copy of the appeal is to be filed with the provincial Fire
Commissioner. The notice of appeal to the committee must be in writing
and state the grounds of the appeal.
Can I appeal an order made by a local or municipal inspector
directly to the Fire Prevention Appeals Committee?
No. The first level of appeal is to the provincial Fire Commissioner.
With whom do I file my appeal?
Secretary, Fire Prevention Appeals Committee
Saskatchewan Municipal Board
4th Floor, 2151 Scarth Street
REGINA, Sk. S4P 2H8
What happens once my appeal is filed with the committee?
The committee will acknowledge receipt of the appeal with the individual
who filed the appeal. Where an appeal is from a decision of the
provincial Fire Commissioner, or of an order issued by a provincial
inspector, the committee will request that the provincial Fire Commissioner
or provincial inspector file the following material with the committee:
- list of names and addresses of all parties to the proceeding;
- complete copy of the file and decision;
- legal description and municipal address of the land; and
- a copy of the site plan showing all existing and proposed structures.
Once the above information has been received, the committee will
send out a hearing notice to the following individuals:
- all parties to the proceedings;
- the provincial inspector, provincial Assistant or Fire Commissioner;
- any municipality and/or persons that the committee considers
may be affected by the proposed appeal.
The hearing notice will state the time, place and purpose of the
Is there a fee to appeal?
An appeal filing fee of $50 is required. The fee must be paid within
the applicable appeal period (20 or 30 days) or the appeal is deemed
to be dismissed.
What happens at the hearing?
For further information on hearing processes see Appeal
How often does the committee have hearings?
Generally the committee tries to hear these appeals within a six
week period of receipt of the applicable information.