General Business Fire Inspection


The Phoenix Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division is responsible for ensuring businesses and occupancies in the City of Phoenix comply with the Phoenix Fire Code. The goal is not only code compliance but the safety of those who work or visit the businesses. Conducting fire inspections is a key parts of this process. Some types of businesses and occupancies require fire inspections on a set schedule while others occur when requested or when violations are reported. Below are the common inspections the Phoenix Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division conducts:

  • Public Assemblies - Indoor events. (Night clubs/bars, restaurants, meeting and event facilities, event halls, and other businesses that are designed as a place of gathering for 50 or more persons.
  • Public Assemblies - Outdoor events. (Carnivals, street fairs, haunted houses, mazes)
  • Tents and Canopies or other membrane structures
  • High Rises (Buildings with floors above 75 feet)
  • Hospitals & Nursing Homes
  • State of Arizona licensed health care facilities
  • Combustible Materials Handling Facilities (Pallet yards, Auto recycling facilities and metal recycling facilities)
  • Big Box retail stores
  • Pool Chemical Stores
  • Hazardous Material Facilities
  • Blasting Operations
  • Fireworks and pyrotechnics
  • Bonfires
  • Tradeshows