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Find information about commercial/business, home, and foster home inspections, as well as common inspection problems, and more. 

Commercial Business Inspections

The Fire Marshal's office performs an annual fire code inspection on Carrollton businesses. This inspection provides a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from hazards and provides safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

Commercial/business inspections also include plan reviews for new construction to ensure compliance with the latest versions of the Uniform Fire Code and continuing fire safety inspection throughout the life of the buildings. 

 

 Will  the Fire Marshal's office inspect a building by request?

Yes,  the Fire Marshal responds to requests for walkthroughs of businesses. The Fire Marshal will also respond to complaints at locations with known or suspected fire hazards.

 
 For more information regarding fire inspections, call 972-466-3070. 

Home Safety Inspections

 Carrollton Fire Rescue responds to requests for home safety inspections. They  also respond to complaints at locations with known or suspected fire hazards.
 
 For more information regarding fire inspections, call 972-466-3070
 
 

Foster Home Inspections

 The Family Foster Fire Safety Evaluation Checklist is provided to specific family foster homes for the purpose of complying with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services fire safety evaluation requirements.
 
 For more information regarding fire inspections, call 972-466-3070.
 
 

Will the Fire Marshal Make Inspections by Request?

 Yes, the Fire Marshal responds to requests for walk-throughs at businesses and requests for home safety inspections. The Fire Marshal will also respond to complaints at locations with known or suspected fire hazards. 
 
 For more information regarding fire inspections, call 972-466-3070
 
 

How Do I Schedule an Inspection?

 To schedule a fire inspection for your business, home, or foster home, call 972-466-3070.
 
 
 
 

Top 10 Inspection Problems

 
  1. Fire extinguishers out of service or missing

  2. Exit lights not working

  3. Extension cords used as permanent wiring

  4. Storage too close to sprinkler heads or ceiling

  5. Combustible materials too close to hot water heater or heating unit

  6. Loose electrical wiring and gaps where breakers are missing in the breaker box

  7. Untested sprinklers, alarm, and hood systems

  8. Locked or blocked exits

  9. Address missing

  10. Fire lanes need to be re-striped
 
 For more information regarding fire inspections, call 972-466-3070.
 
 

Reduce Property Loss Through KNOX-BOX

Carrollton Fire Rescue also utilizes KNOX-BOX rapid entry systems to help reduce property loss.  To learn more about the KNOX-BOX system or to purchase a KNOX-BOX online, click here

Any style of the 3200 series and 3500 series for Key Switches for Gates are accepted. 

After receiving your KNOX-BOX , contact the office of the Fire Marshal at 973-466-3070 to schedule someone to come out and meet you to put the keys in the box. 
 
 
 
 

For more information regarding fire inspections, call 972-466-3070. 

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