Existing Inspections Division
The Existing Inspections Division provides periodic
inspections of commercial occupancies, which include high-rise
complexes, institutional complexes, children's educational centers,
public assembly areas, etc., to monitor fire code compliance. The
division will continue to handle requests for inspections and address
complaints received from the public reporting fire code violations.
Target hazards involving the potential of a large loss of life or dollar
loss shall receive priority status.
Priority emphasis is directed to occupancies with activities that
involve the handling or processing of products that may contribute to
the propagation of fire. These inspections are monitored for
compliance through a system of user permits.
Inspections by request incorporates a group of inspections conducted by
all the inspectors within the division. From inquires for new businesses
to affirm code compliance to generalized existing commercial building
inspections, this office has handled a large number of these
Others include inspections where inspectors
randomly select a occupancy type and make a attempt to inspect numerous
businesses within the selected group to enforce a fire safety issue that
may be inherent for that particular occupancy.
New Installations of liquefied petroleum gas are inspected when
requested by the installation contractor. Installations may include tank
installations, piping installations, additional appliances and or rough
in piping of a new commercial or residential structure. Through the
office's billing system, installers are billed for inspections that
occurred on their projects during the previous month. For the safety of
the users and handlers of liquefied petroleum products, the Existing
Inspections Division shall continue to provide the inspections for code
compliance, for all new liquefied petroleum gas installations and annual
inspections of facilities that transport, store or handle liquefied
petroleum gas products.
The following types of occupancies are inspected on a regular basis. The type of
inspections for Fire Code Compliance in existing occupancies.
Hospitals and Nursing Homes
Adult Foster Homes
Inspections by Request
Fire Marshal User Permits
Liquefied Petroleum gas