Business Fire Inspections

Fire Inspection Guidelines for Businesses


Existing Businesses

All businesses in Kaysville are inspected on an annual schedule. Businesses are visited at random during the month the inspection is due. A signed copy of the report will be provided to your business following the inspection and will include violation information if any exists. Violations must be corrected within 30 days and reported to the Fire Department to avoid suspension of your business license. For more information contact the Kaysville Fire Department at 801-544-2860.

New Businesses

All new businesses are required to have a safety and fire inspection to obtain a business license. Your business registration will need to be completed with the city and all fees paid before an inspection will be scheduled. Call the Kaysville Fire Department at 801-544-2860 to schedule a new business inspection. 

Fire Regulations:

The following items are safety requirements needed to pass the Fire Safety Inspection, which is required before a commercial business license will be approved by Kaysville City. All items listed below must be code-compliant prior to the inspection. If violations are found during the inspection, the business license will be denied.

  1. A minimum class 2A:10BC (5 pounds) fire extinguisher is required in all businesses.
    1. All fire extinguishers are required to be serviced and tagged by a licensed contractor on a yearly basis.
    2. b. The fire extinguisher is required to be hung no higher than 5 feet from the top of the extinguisher to the floor and a minimum of 4 inches off the floor.
    3. c. There shall be a fire extinguisher for every 75 feet of travel distance.
  2. The use of extension cords for permanent power sources is prohibited. The use of a power strip with circuit breaker protection is allowed as long as the appliances being powered do not overload the electrical strip.
  3. All electrical outlets, light switches, junction boxes, and other related electrical wiring must have all cover plates on and be in good working condition.
  4. Storage of combustible or flammable items is not allowed in furnace rooms, mechanical rooms, or electrical rooms. Rooms need to be free of storage with clear access to necessary equipment.
  5. All electrical circuit breakers are required to be labeled in a manner that will indicate where and what the breaker services.
  6. All blank spaces within an electrical panel must be covered with a cover plate or a blank circuit breaker.
  7. The facility’s address must be placed on the building in such a position as to be plainly visible and legible from the street or road fronting the property. The lettering is to be a minimum of 4 inches in height.
  8. An evacuation plan must be developed and available at the inspection.
  9. If more than one exit is required, all exit signs must be working and have a battery backup system or be self-luminous (i.e. atomic- or nuclear-powered).

Fees

Inspections are typically included in your business licensing fees. However, depending on circumstances a $65.00 fire inspection fee may be charged.

Fire Extinguisher