Divisions

Prevention / Inspections

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Fire Prevention Division is responsible for ensuring that all new buildings in unincorporated Harris County are built in compliance with the adopted Fire Code and that all existing buildings are maintained to prevent fire and life safety hazards.

All certificates of compliance are non-transferable. For change of business name or ownership contact Harris County Engineering at (713) 274-3800.

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REQUEST AN INSPECTION FOR NEW FACILITIES

New Facilities require a permit number from Harris County Permits. The fees for the final inspection are included in the original permit fee paid at Harris County Permits. After completing the application through e-permits, visit the request final inspection page

AM I NEW OR EXISTING?

  • To qualify as an existing facility, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Your facility must have been built before 1/1/2005 and has never changed.
  • Your facility must have been in continuing operation as your current property type since 1/1/2005.
  • If ANY of the above does not apply, you need to apply for a permit, not an inspection.