Fire

Non-Residential (Commercial) 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 non-residential (commercial) buildings.

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 via telephone.

Non-Residential Building Inspection – Less than 5 stories and less than 3,000 sq. ft per floor
Fee Price: $308.10 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a non-residential building that is less than 5 stories (ie. 4 stories or less) and less than 3,000 sq. ft per floor. Fees include the cost of a final compliance
letter.
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Non-Residential Building Inspection – Less than 5 stories and 3,000 to 5,000 sq. ft per floor
Fee Price: $486.70 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a non-residential building that is less than 5 stories (ie. 4 stories or less) and 3,000 to 5,000 sq. ft per floor. Fees include the cost of a final compliance
letter.
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Non-residential buildings with less than 5 stories and more than 5,000 sq. ft per floor
Fee Price:
$648.95 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a non-residential building that is less than 5 stories (4 stories or less) and more than 5,000 sq. ft per floor. Fees include the cost of a final compliance
letter.
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Non-residential buildings with 5 or more stories and less than 3,000 sq. ft per floor
Fee Price: $728.80 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a non-residential building that is 5 stories or more and less than 3,000 sq. ft per floor. Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
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Non-residential buildings with 5 or more stories and 3,000 to 5,000 sq. ft per floor
Fee Price:
$859.40 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a non-residential building that is 5 stories or more and 3,000 to 5,000 sq. ft per floor. Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
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Non-residential buildings with 5 or more stories and more than 5,000 sq. ft per floor
Fee Price:
$1151.00 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a non-residential building that is 5 stories or more and more than 5,000 sq. ft per floor. Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
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