Annual Fire Inspections

All commercial and multi-family residential properties are required to be inspected per the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code. These inspections are to be conducted at a minimum according to the schedule below. This does not prevent the authority having jurisdiction from conducting more frequent inspections than the schedule below.

Annual Required Inspections

  • Hazardous
  • Institutional (i.e. nursing homes, assisted living facilities)
  • Assembly 100 occupants and above (i.e. restaurants, clubs, places of entertainment)
  • Multi-family residential (except one- and two-family homes)
  • Hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns and bed and breakfast homes
  • High-Rise Buildings

Required Two-Year Inspections

  • Industrial Facilities
  • Educational Facilities (except public schools)

Required Three-Year Inspections

  • Business
  • Mercantile
  • Storage
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Assembly under 100 occupants
  • Miscellaneous group U occupancies

Other reasons you may need a fire inspection

  • Foster care licensing
  • Childcare facilities (in home and commercial property)
  • Group homes
  • Home based business
  • Change of use or occupant of a commercial property
  • A.L.E. Licensing
  1. Jody Leverich

    Fire Inspector