1.8.6 Local Fire Codes

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Each facility-based provider must

  • comply with the local fire code (for example, the Fire Inspection Report), and
  • provide a copy of the appropriate certificate of compliance to DBS upon request.

A provider who rents must contact his or her landlord for the appropriate documentation.

In the absence of a local fire code, or at the discretion of the DBS liaison counselor, an inspection by the fire marshal with jurisdiction is required.

Most fire departments conduct inspections but need advance notice to schedule an appointment. If the local fire department does not conduct inspections, you may request an inspection from the

Texas Department of Insurance
State Fire Marshal's Inspection Services Division
333 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 305-7900