The City of Gallatin has adopted and enforces the International Fire Code in order to increase the safety of its citizens, visitors, emergency responders and fire fighters from the hazards of fire and explosion. This code is enforced in the Building Codes Department through our Fire Prevention Inspectors. In addition to inspecting new construction for compliance with the Fire Code, these inspectors also conduct annual Life Safety inspections on all industrial and commercial structures, group homes, day cares, apartments, hotels, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, churches, retail stores and other facilities where the public is served.
The inspectors check fire extinguishers, fire exits and emergency lighting, fire sprinkler systems and fire alarm systems. They also look for any situations that may increase the likelihood of a fire or that may become a hazard to emergency responders in case of a fire.
Providing this service gives the City a better insurance rating and that ensures that Gallatin properties enjoy lower insurance rates.
Fire Inspection Fees
After any inspection, you will be invoiced within a week of the inspector completing the inspection report. Fees are based on your property's square footage, number of stories and type of occupancy. Fees are due and payable within 30 days. Click here for Life Safety fees.
Questions about what and why a Life Safety Inspection is performed can be found on the following link below: