Life Safety Code Inspections

Norwich Fire Marshal's Office routinely conduct Life Safety Code inspections in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Fire Marshals use the currently adopted State of CT Fire Prevention Code and the State of CT Life Safety Code for their inspections.

Inspection Types

The following are properties that are subject to inspection under Connecticut General Statutes:
  • Apartment Buildings (three or more family dwellings)
  • Business (Doctor's Offices, Banks, etc.)
  • Mercantile (Small Stores, Small Restaurants, etc.)
  • Assembly (Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Churches, etc.)
  • Schools
  • Storage Facilities
  • Factories
  • Burn Permits
  • Blasting Permits
  • Fireworks Shows and Sales
  • Hazardous Material Storage (LPG, LNG, fuel oil, gasoline, etc.)
  • Tents

Multi-Family and Apartment Building Inspections

Connecticut General Statute Section 29-305 gives a Fire Marshal or his designee the authority to inspect dwelling units between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with tenants' permission).

Connecticut law allows tenant to grant approval to inspect any part of the building to which the Tenant has access.
The Landlord cannot grant access to a Tenant's dwelling unit without the Tenants' permission.

What to expect from a Life Safety Code Inspection

The Fire Marshal will inspect for:
  • Means of egress (exiting) / number of exits
  • Smoke detection, alarms and communications systems
  • Exit and interior doors
  • Stairs, ramps, and railings
  • Fire Escapes
  • Areas of Refuge
  • Fire Separation /Fire Protection / Interior finishes
  • Emergency Lighting / Egress Illumination
  • Fuel burning appliances
  • Exit Lighting
  • Sprinkler Systems (where applicable)
  • Storage areas such as basements and attics

To schedule a Life Safety Code Inspection please call (860) 887-2780