Fire

Foster Home and Group Home 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 foster homes and group homes.

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].
  • The online request system will only process one request at a time. If you have multiple requests, you may prefer to contact Fire Prevention to process your request and payment via phone.


Foster Care Home Inspection – capacity of less than or equal to 4
Fee Price: $81.05 (including HST). Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a foster home with 4 or less occupants residing at the location.
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Group Home Inspection – capacity of less than or equal to 4
Fee Price: $81.05 (including HST). Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a group home with 4 or less occupants residing at the location.
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Foster Care or Group Home Inspection – capacity of more than 4
Fee Price: $308.10 (including HST). Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a group home or foster home with 5 or more occupants residing at the location.
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