The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for coordinating and conducting fire and life safety inspection services for the City of Austin.
There are a number of occupancies within the City of Austin that receive regular fire and life-safety inspections. General ocupancies, such as banks, business offices, and retail spaces receive an annual inspection of common fire and life-safety hazards.
Additionally, the Fire Marshal's Office conducts life-safety inspections for day cares, adoption and foster homes, and multi-family residential occupancies.
For additional information or to schedule an Annual Inspection, please visit our Annual Inspection page.
New Construction, Remodel, and/or Building Permit Inspections
New construction (technical) inspections are provided for all structures built within the City of Austin. These inspections must be ‘passed’ prior to occupancy, and range from a visual check of sprinkler and alarm systems to an observed discharge of a special extinguishing system.
The AFD Fire Marshal's office requires advance payment for services. For our regular contractors, we encourage you to establish a convenient escrow account. You can pay for your inspections services, permit fees, plan review fees, and test charges from your escrow account.
To schedule a fire inspection call (512) 974-0160 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Home Hazard Assessment Program
The Uniform Fire Code does not give direct authority to the Fire Department to conduct fire and life-safety inspections of single-family homes and duplexes. However, through the AFD’s "Home Hazard Assessment" program, homeowners can effectively conduct their own fire and life-safety inspection. If you have a concern about your private residence, contact the AFD Public Education Division at (512) 974-0290.
Fire Inspection Reports
To request a copy of a Fire Inspection Report, print the form below and fax your request to (512) 974-4101.