Fire Prevention inspects the life safety
components of new building construction, building remodels, and fire protection
systems to ensure compliance with the Santa Monica Fire Code.
To schedule an inspection you must have a
valid Fire or Building and Safety permit. The inspection process for
various permits can be found below:
|Fire Protection System
- ALR - Alarm Systems
- EXT - Clean Agent (Halon Alternative)
- EXT - Wet Chemical (Hood) Systems
- SPK - Residential Fire Sprinkler-13D
- SPK - Sprinkler and Standpipe
- HAZ - Asbestos Removal
- HAZ - Aboveground Tank / Underground
- HAZ - Medical Gas System
BUILDING & SAFETY PERMITS
Requesting an Inspection
Fire Prevention has an established protocol
for scheduling an inspection. You must telephone the central voicemail and
leave you request; please call the Inspection Line at (310)458-8669 and have
your permit number ready. Phone calls are returned in the order received.
Please do not call an inspector to request an inspection, you will be directed
to the Inspection Line.
Fire Prevention also offers Off Hours Inspection. To learn more about these options, click here.
*The contractor that
is permitted to perform the work must schedule the inspection. This means the
property owner, business owner and General Contractor cannot request an
inspection for an alarm, extinguishing system, hazmat or sprinkler permit.
inspections are scheduled Tuesday- Thursday for 8:30am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. If you
require an inspection outside of this schedule, an Off-Hours Inspection must be
At the time of inspection, make
sure the following are available on-site:
copy of the permit
plans if plan review was required
Building Card issued at the time of permit issuance (this is applicable to
Building Permits only)
equipment needed to do the inspection, such as a ladder.
*If the job site is
not ready for inspection or fails each additional inspection will be conducted
at a fee.