Final Inspection

If you have obtained a permit for the purpose of construction, substantially improve, enlarge, alter, repair, move, change the ownership of, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace the installation of which is regulated by the adopted Harris County Fire Code, or to cause any such work to be performed, shall have a final inspection performed prior to occupancy of the building or structure.

Final Inspection Procedure

Follow the procedures below to prevent delays in requesting your final inspection.

1

Does the project/permit have any pre-inspection document requirements?

Check your permit documents to see if there are any pre‐Inspection document requirements.

Example: Fire Code As-Built Certificate, Harris County Foundation Certificate or Elevation Certificate

Requirements will appear in the PRE-INSPECTION DOCUMENT(S) Section of your permit page.

*There may also be a SPECIAL REQUIREMENT(S) section on your permit that will provide additional instructions.
2

Gather Pre-Inspection Document(s)

If your project requires a pre-inspection document, please select from the list below and fill out.

State forms are to be completed by the specific contractor and given to the person in charge of the contract, i.e., general contractor, superintendent, owner. HCFMO will no longer review state forms submitted by the individual installing contractor.
*The only time an individual fire protection company would complete an as built certificate and state forms is when they are the only change/project being completed at that location.

example: Existing business adding a fire alarm system


*Granted if you are pending other civil permits or HCED documents, Harris County Engineering may not release your inspection.
3

Submit Document(s)

  • Email the completed forms to fmosupport@fmo.hctx.net.
  • Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email on your next steps.
4

Request Inspection

  • Request your inspection from the dashboard of your e-permits account.
  • *A request through e-permits can only be processed by the purchaser of the permit.
  • Or complete the Inspection Request Form.
  • *Make sure to provide contact information, your project information and select “Fire Marshal” for your inspection type.

Do you have permanent power?

The Fire Marshal’s Office will need permanent power to be turned on in order to perform their inspection. For more information on power release, visit Obtaining Permanent Power.

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