Fire & Life Safety Inspections

Annual Fire Inspections

Annual inspections are to be conducted by one of the Inspectors assigned to this office at no charge to the business, if the business fails to pass the initial inspection then a re-inspection will be scheduled by the inspector again at no charge. Fees for re-inspections may apply if the establishment fails to pass the first re-inspection.

If a business is not contacted for an annual inspection within 30 days of the month that the inspection is normally conducted, please contact the Seabrook Fire Marshal’s Office.

Scheduling and Inspection / Inspection Requirements

If an inspection is required because of the construction process, or because a business is licensed by an agency that requires an inspection, please prepare by walking through the space and correcting any obvious problems prior to the inspection date. The inspection then will go more quickly and be much more likely to pass. We ask that you make every effort to schedule your inspection at least 24 to 48 hours in advance.

If the inspector feels that the property was not prepared for the inspection, or no one was there to meet him or her, SFMO may charge a re-inspection fee of $75 that must be paid in person at the City of Seabrook Permit Office prior to rescheduling.


To ensure and maintain compliance with Life Safety Codes, Fire Prevention Codes and State Standards for the safety and welfare of all employees, residents, visitors, and emergency responders in the City of Seabrook, all businesses are required to have an annual fire and life safety inspection. The codes and standards are applied equally and with consistency to all applicable occupancies.

Inspection Process

The assigned Fire Inspector goes to an existing business facility and conducts a thorough inspection of the facility. Any violations found are recorded on a Fire Inspection Report along with the applicable codes and the required corrective action needed to come into compliance. The Fire Inspector will discuss the report in detail with the occupant to assure that the information is clearly understood.

The Fire Inspector will then return in thirty (30) days for a re-inspection of the noted violations. If the violations have been corrected, the Fire Inspector will note compliance and the occupant will be given a clear inspection notice. However, failure to correct the violations will result in the issuance of a Final Notice of Violation, and the case will be forwarded to the Fire Marshal until the facility becomes compliant.


Inspectors are responsible for inspecting all existing commercial and multi-family occupancies within the City’s jurisdiction on an annual basis, including, but not limited to:

  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Schools, daycare facilities and other recreational or educational centers
  • Apartment condominium buildings
  • Industrial and manufacturing facilities
  • Retail stores, business offices, dining and entertainment establishments

 Only single and double family residences are exempt.

Request an Inspection

To schedule a fire inspection, call 281-291-5787 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email the Fire Marshal.