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Fire marshals conduct regular inspections of commercial properties such as:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Churches and venues that host events or large assemblies of people
  • Gas stations and manufacturing facilities
  • Restaurants and other businesses 

The fire safety of single family homes is reviewed during the construction permit process. Additional inspections are not required. 

Inspection process

Inspections ensure compliance with fire safety regulations such as safe storage of flammable materials, proposer use of electrical systems, and marked and accessible fire exits. How often a building is inspected depends on the number of people who use it, the type of use, and the fire risk.

Who conducts inspections?

South County Fire provides Fire Marshal and inspection services in the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office, a branch of county government separate that operates apart from South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue, provides inspections and code enforcement in unincorporated portions of our service area.