Daycare Inspections

COVID-19: Hamilton Fire Department

Updated December 7, 2020

These programs/services remain operational:

  • Fire inspections for mandatory legislated inspections, life safety inspections and complaints regarding fire safety
  • Alarmed and Ready program on an as needed basis
  • Open Air Burn Permits available for purchase online, by phone (credit card payment only), in person at City Hall and via the drop box at selected Municipal Service Centers (Dundas, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek)

These programs/services are currently suspended:

  • Volunteer Inspection Program
  • Home Fire Safety Inspection Program
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Station, business and facilities tours
  • Community and public education events

Upon request, the Hamilton Fire Department will conduct paid inspections of both licenced and home daycares.

How to request an inspection

Online: Request and payment via links below
Telephone: Contact Fire Prevention staff at 905-546-2424 x1380 to submit your request and pay via credit card.

Important Information:

If you request an inspection and you are not the property owner, you will need to provide a written letter signed by the owner to Fire Prevention. If you need to submit written authorization it can be emailed to [email protected].

Licensed Daycare Inspection
2022 Fee $200.50 (inlcuding HST) The fee includes the cost of a final compliance letter.
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a licensed daycare centre.
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Private Home Daycare Inspection
2022 Fee $83.50 (including HST) The fee includes the cost of a final compliance letter.
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a private home daycare. This inspection will ensure compliance with all applicable fire safety regulations and as a minimum, ensure there is an operational ULC listed smoke alarm installed on every floor level of the building and outside of all sleeping areas. It also ensures that there is a minimum ULC listed 2A10BC rated portable fire extinguisher mounted in the kitchen area.
Note: For properties in Stoney Creek be advised that the City of Stoney Creek Zoning By-Law 3692-92 only allows home daycares in single detached homes.
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