High-Rise Inspection Program

COVID Updates and Re-Opening - We are Providing Inspection Services

The Fire Marshal's Office is continuing some inspections, plan review and other services consistent with the Governor's re-opening guidance. Our walk in counter at 220 3rd Ave S remains closed. All other services are available with some modifications.


High-rise buildings present a unique risk to public safety. A high-rise building is classified as any building that has occupied floors 75 feet or higher above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access.

In July 2017, the high-rise inspection program was implemented using a dedicated team of inspectors from the Fire Prevention Division. The program began with a pilot from July 1 to December 31, 2017, and was rolled out citywide in January 2018.   Helpful documents include: