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Fire Safety Code Inspections
Multi-Family and Apartment Building Inspections
Connecticut General Statute Section 29-305 gives a Fire Marshal or his designees the authority to inspect dwelling units between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (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 During a Fire Safety Code Inspection
The Fire Marshal will inspect for:

  • Means of Egress (exiting) / #of exits
  • Smoke detection, alarms & communication systems
  • Exit & interior doors
  • Stairs, ramps & railings
  • Fire escapes
  • Areas of refuge
  • Fire separation / Fire protection / Interior finishes
  • Emergency lighting / Egress illumination
  • Exit lighting
  • Fuel burning appliances
  • Sprinkler systems (where applicable)
  • Storage areas such as basements & attics