Learn about the City of Corpus Christi's Fire Code Inspections and Permits process and the International Fire Code (IFC).
The Fire Prevention Bureau inspects businesses on a regular basis. Upon passing inspection, the inspector will issue a permit to operate. Some of the items the Inspector will look for are working exit lights, emergency exit lights, proper exit doors, proper storage, fire extinguishers, proper use of extension cords, and ceiling tiles in place. If you have any questions or concerns, please call a Fire Inspector at (361) 826-3930.
Certificate of Occupancy (CofO)
A general inspection is conducted for compliance with the Life Safety Code and International Fire Code 2015. Inspectors will check plans and ensure construction is per plan.
Fire Alarm Acceptance Testing
All newly installed commercial Fire Alarms and additions are required to have an acceptance test witnessed by a CCFD Fire Inspector.
Standpipe Acceptance Flow Test
All standpipe systems shall be subjected to a flow test when installed.
A Fire Prevention Inspector will inspect above and underground flammable liquid tanks for fire code compliance.