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Savannah Fire Marshal FAQ
- Where is the Savannah Fire Marshal's Office?
The Fire Marshal is located at 10 West 33rd St. If you wish to stop by and speak with our Fire Marshal staff, please call first or make an appointment (912-644-5960)
- What is a fire inspection?
The best way to combat fires is to prevent them before they start. Routine building inspections are one of the most effective ways to do that. According to the Georgia State Code the Fire Marshal’s Office may inspect all structures and premises for the purpose of ascertaining and causing to be corrected any conditions liable to cause fire, contribute to the spread of fire, interfere with firefighting operations, or endanger life. We achieve our goal by:
- Identifying and correcting fire code violations
- Educating business and property owners about fire and life safety
- Reducing fire loss
- Providing less demand on public emergency services by reducing fire and life safety risks
- How do I schedule a construction permitted inspection?
You can schedule a construction fire inspection by visiting the Savannah Fire Marshal's Office website. Under tab Inspection / Permits find (Request an Inspection) click the form, fill out completely and submit. If you have questions about the form please contact our office at 912-644-5960.
- How do I schedule an inspection for my business?
You can schedule a fire inspection by visiting the Savannah Fire Marshal's Office website. Under tab Request a Business Inspection find (Request an Inspection) click the form, fill out completely and submit. If you have questions about the form please contact our office at 912-644-5960.
- Why did a Fire Inspector stop at my business to conduct an inspection?
A fire inspector may stop by your business as part of our regular inspection routine or because you are a new business in the City of Savannah. If it is an inconvenient time for an inspection, the inspector will schedule a more convenient inspection time.
- How much will a fire inspection cost me?
The Savannah Fire Marshal's Office does not currently charge an inspection fee for routine OCGA Title 25 fire inspections. Special Inspections will require a $75.00 fee for the inspection.
- How much time do I have to comply with the fire code?
A fire inspector will issue you an Inspection Report/Violation Notice detailing all the conditions that violate the fire code and could cause a fire and endanger life and/or property. These deficiencies must be corrected immediately. A re-inspection to verify the abatement of the deficiencies noted will be coordinated with the business owner and the inspector. Most re-inspections are conducted 30 days after the initial inspection but a shorter follow-up period may be scheduled. Failure to correct the deficiencies prior to the first re-inspection date will result in the issuance of a final correction notice and another date will be identified to verify compliance. Deficiencies not corrected on the third re-inspection may result in a legal action.
- How do I get a fire code permit application?
On our page click (Inspections / Permits). Under permit application you will see "Click Here Savannah Fire Marshal Office Permit Application Form". Fill out completely and submit.
- How do I request a special inspection of fire code consultation?
Property and business owners sometimes have safety concerns about their own operation or one that they have observed elsewhere. Please give us a call at 912-644-5960 for assistance.
- How do I inspect or test fire protection systems in my building (sprinkler, fire alarm, commercial kitchen hood, etc.)?
A third party contractor should be contacted that specializes in the type of system that you need inspected or serviced. These third party contractors are required to submit copies of these inspection, testing and maintenance reports to the Fire Marshal’s Office where staff review the reports for compliance. There is no charge for the submission and review of the inspection, testing and maintenance reports at this time.
- What is a Knox box and how is it accessed/purchased/installed?
The Knox Box Entry System Program is an effort by the Savannah Fire Department and Fire Marshal's Office to provide property owners, within our city, a secure system that provides rapid, non-destructive, emergency access to residential and commercial buildings. The cost of the box and installation is the responsibility of the building owner. Please visit Knoxbox.com to get started.