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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

Carrollton Fire Rescue's Fire Prevention Section 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 inspections throughout the life of the buildings.

Prepare your property to meet safety standards and help protect your investment by reading the Safety Inspections Guide.


Will Carrollton Fire Rescue do inspections by request?

Yes, inspectors respond to requests for walkthroughs of businesses. They 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 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 do Inspections by Request?

Yes, the Fire Marshal responds to requests for walkthroughs 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 972-466-4884. 

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 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 Fire Marshal's office at 972-466-3070 to schedule an appointment.


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

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