Schedule a Fire Safety Inspection

According to the State of California and the City of Oakland, all commercial facilities and multi-family residences like apartments and motels need a commercial inspection.

Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 7:51 PM

The Commercial Inspection Program assesses commercial facilities and multi-family residences (apartments, hotels, motels, etc.). The goals include:

  • Ensure compliance with codes and laws.
  • Provide public safety education to business owners and occupants.
  • Conduct pre-fire planning for future emergency response.

Inspections typically occur every two years. Single-family dwellings and duplex buildings are exempt from these inspections.

The Oakland Fire Department conducts commercial inspections as time permits. We do not usually schedule these inspections by appointment.