Fire Code Enforcement

Fire lane

Fire Code Enforcement is responsible for following-up on complaints, school inspections, day care inspections, and administering the administrative penalty and hearing process.

To report a fire code violation: 916-808-7273

To request an inspection: 916-808-1300

Care Facilities

Facilities licensed by the Department of Health Services and Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing, are required to have a fire clearance inspection in order to be licensed.

Large Family Day Care homes provide family day care for nine to fourteen children, including children who reside at the home for a period of less than 24 hours per day. Day care activities shall be confined to areas approved by the Fire Department. Please refer to the Large Family Day Care Checklist to prepare for an inspection.

For information regarding Residential Care Facilities, please visit:

Christmas Tree Lots

To set up a Christmas tree lot, please complete the Sacramento Fire Dept. Christmas Tree Lot Permit Application. Please note the applicable fees on the application form. The Sacramento Fire Department will also conduct inspections on two different occasions. California State Fire Marshall link for approved flame retardant chemicals for Christmas trees.


To voluntarily turn in illegal fireworks, please call 916-264-5471, and a city representative will arrange for pick up.

The use of “safe and sane” fireworks is limited to the time period of June 28  at 12:00 pm through July 5th at 12:00 am.

Fireworks booth operating dates and hours are June 28 (1200-2200 hours), and June 29 through July 4 (0900-2200 hours). All booths in the department’s jurisdiction will be inspected at least once by a Fire Prevention Officer (FPO). In addition, FPO’s will inspect all booths at least one night during the week to ensure compliance with the closing operating hours.

For questions or complaints regarding fireworks booths and/or legal fireworks:
office: 916-808-1633
pager: 916-876-2233

For questions or inquiries regarding aerial and/or proximate firework public display events:
office: 916-808-1631
pager: 916-876-2231


The School Inspection Self-Preparation Information guide is available to help educational facilities prepare and conduct their own self inspections.

Special Events

Event promoters, sponsors, and vendors are encourage to refer to the Outdoor Special Event Guidebook for information regarding the fire and life safety regulations that will be enforced. For more information, please email to send a message to the Special Events Officer.

Helpful Resources

Apartment Self-Cert Program Packet (PDF)

Authority to Cite (PDF)

Authority to Charge and Collect Fees for Inspection (PDF)

Business Safety Checklist (PDF)

California Code of Regulations

California Codes and Statutes

California Department of Toxic Substances Control

California Law

Christmas Tree Lot Permit Application (PDF)

City Code Compliance Division

Large Family Day Care Checklist  (PDF)

False Alarm Information (PDF)

Fee Schedule FY 2010 (PDF)

Fire Watch (PDF)

Fireworks Code (PDF)

Inspection & Fire Prevention Guidelines (PDF)

National Fire Protection Association

Office of the State Fire Marshal

OSFM Application Weekly Fire Pump Test Certificate (PDF)

OSFM Authority Clarification (PDF)

Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Residential Care Facilities

Sacramento City Codes

School Inspection Self Preparation Information (PDF)

Self-Cert Apts CFC References (PDF)

Special Event Guidebook (PDF)

Title 19 Public Safety Regulation

Sacramento Fire Department

  • Phone: (916) 808-1300
  • Fax: (916) 808-1629
  • 5770 Freeport Blvd, Suite 200
  • Sacramento, CA 95822