Fire Inspections

The Fire Department inspects all commercial, educational, institutional and multi-family residential buildings within the city on a regular basis to ensure they meet safety codes.

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Service Fees

After an inspection, the fire department will assess a service fee per the following information. Re-inspection return times may vary depending on the severity of violations.

Initial Inspections

Business owners or managers have 30 days to correct any violations.

0-50,000 Square Feet: $0
50,000-200,000 Square Feet: $0
200,000+ Square Feet: $0

First Re-Inspection

If violations still exist, inspectors will give a one-week warning and assess a fee.

0-50,000 Square Feet: $100
50,000-200,000 Square Feet: $250
200,000+ Square Feet: $400

Second Re-Inspection

If violations still exist, inspectors will give a second warning, determine a re-inspection time and assess a fee .

0-50,000 Square Feet: $200
50,000-200,000 Square Feet: $350
200,000+ Square Feet: $500

Third Re-Inspection

If violations still exist, inspectors will assess fee and issue a notice to appear in court.

0-50,000 Square Feet: $300
50,000-200,000 Square Feet: $450
200,000+ Square Feet: $600

Fire Inspectors

Inspectors are assigned to buildings based on their locations within the city and the type of inspection needed.