Commercial Fire Inspections

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Commercial Fire Inspections


The South Bend Fire Department conducts Inspections to ensure businesses are in compliance with International and Local codes and ordinances.



Cost of Inspections

There are many types of commercial establishments and each has its own license fee structure.  More information can be found here.


Where do Commercial Fire Inspections occur?

Commercial Fire Inspections may occur in any Commercial occupancy, but are required annually for any establishment that serves food to the public.


When do Commercial Fire Inspections occurr?

Mandatory inspections for Commercial Properties that serve food to the public are performed on an annual basis.  All other Commercial Properties should expect to have inspections every two years, but could recieve a visit from a Fire Inspector at any time.


Who is involved in Commercial Fire Inspections?

The South Bend Fire Department Inspectors are specially trained and certified to conduct fire inspections.  Each Inspector is responsible for a geographical area of the City, but is available as a resource for others.

Questions about your Fire Inspection should be directed to 574-235-9487 or the Fire Department main office at 574-235-9255.

 


How do I get more information on Commercial Fire Inspections?

Questions about your Fire Inspection should be directed to 574-235-9487 or the Fire Department main office at 574-235-9255.


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The City of South Bend follows the 2012 International Fire Codes as adopted through State and Local ordinances, specifically Chapter 9, code 9-2.

More information about the process and requirements for business licenses in the City of South Bend can be found here.