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Contact us: By email (preferred) at or by phone at (916) 808-5558.


In the interest of keeping our community safe and well during this time, the Community Development Department's Public Counter, including Fire Plan Review, located at 300 Richards Blvd. 3rd Floor, will be CLOSED until further notice. Updates will be made on our website as circumstances change.

The Fire Prevention Division, Development Services unit provides inspection and plan review of all new, repaired, or replaced fire protection systems requiring a building permit and projects dealing with fire department access and water supply.

The Fire Plan Review Counter is located on the 3rd Floor at 300 Richards Blvd in Sacramento and is open to the public 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday thru Friday (excluding City holidays). Please note, over-the-counter plan reviews are reviews of simple projects requiring less than an hour.


The Sacramento Fire Department inspects buildings for compliance with code requirements and scope of work in accordance with building permits. All construction work that requires a building permit must be inspected and remain accessible and exposed for inspection until approved by the inspector. The permit must be on site at all times throughout the construction/modification phase. A set of approved and signed plans (stamped "APPROVED") are required to be on site for each inspection.

It is the property owner's responsibility to make sure that all required inspections are made on a project, including both in-progress inspections and the final inspection. The contractor, however, may schedule the inspections and be the one on-site contact for each one.

scheduling an Inspection

At this time field inspection services will be conducted remotely. Inspections are to be scheduled as normal. On the day of your inspection, your inspector will contact you by phone to set up a remote inspection. Please review these instructions to be prepared for your remote inspection.

If you have questions, you can contact your inspector directly or you can visit our Inspection Status page for up-to-date information on scheduled inspections, your inspector's name and cell phone number.

Inspection requests can be made 24 hours a day by phone or online. Requests made before 6:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the following work day. Requests made after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends or holidays will be scheduled two working days later.

View the list of Fire Inspection Codes.


After Hours Inspection Request:

After-hours inspections may be arranged for your convenience. There is an extra fee for this service and it must be pre-approved. To request an after-hours inspection, please use the request form and note in the comments, “AFTERHOURS” and/or call (916) 808-5558.