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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.

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(510) 238-3462

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.