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To schedule an inspection: use the Accela Customer Portal or call 916-808-7622

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

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 Public Counter is located on the 3rd Floor at 300 Richards Blvd in Sacramento and is open to the public for limited in-person appointments for planning questions and minor building permit needs. For more information and to make an appointment, please visit the Appointment Scheduling page


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. 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 

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. Inspections may be pushed to the next available business day due to high volume.

View the list of Fire Inspection Codes.


  • Online: This service requires creating a public user account.
  • Smart phone: To use a mobile device for this service, first create a public user account on a desktop at Accela Customer Portal
  • By phone: 916-808-7622

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.