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PERIODIC FIRE CODE INSPECTIONS

Periodic fire code inspections are required by the North Carolina State Fire Prevention Code for all premises, except one and two family dwellings, and are scheduled based on your type of occupancy as defined by the Fire Code. The examples below illustrate the minimum frequency rate of inspections; however, it is not an all inclusive list.       

Informal Internal Review 01.21.docx

Complaint Form 8.20.docx


YEARLY INSPECTIONS

  • Assembly Areas - Restaurants, clubs, gyms and places of entertainment, etc.
  • Hazardous Materials Facilities - Hazardous materials, flammable liquids and explosives facilities, etc.
  • High-Rise Buildings – All use types.
  • Institutional Facilities - Hospital, nursing homes, licensed care facilities, jails, etc.
  • Residential Locations – Apartments, hotels, motels, dormitories, etc.

TWO YEAR INSPECTIONS

  • Educational Facilities – Private schools, etc. public schools are inspected every six months.
  • Factory / Industrial Facilities – Manufacturing and assembly plants, etc.

THREE YEAR INSPECTIONS

  • Assembly Areas – With an occupant load less than 100
  • Business Locations – Banks, barber & beauty shops, gas stations & self-service, educational occupancies above the 12th grade, print shops, professional service offices (architects, attorneys, dentists, physicians, engineers), etc.
  • Mercantile Facilities - Department stores, drug stores, markets, retail or wholesale stores, etc.
  • Miscellaneous Facilities – Tanks, silos, greenhouses, etc.
  • Religious Facilities - Churches and synagogues
  • Storage Facilities – Warehouses, garages, hangers, etc.