The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for coordinating and conducting fire and life safety inspection services for the City of Austin.

Maintenance Inspections

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. All payments require processing through the Austin Build + Connect (AB+C) portal. Visit the Development Services Dept's website to find out more about setting up a portal account.

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.

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