Fire

Residential 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 a paid inspection of residential 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.

Student Housing, Bed & Breakfast or Lodging House Inspection
Fee Price: $308.10 (including HST). Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of student housing, a bed and breakfast, or lodging house location.
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Residential Building Inspection – 1 Dwelling
Fee Price: $81.05 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a residential building with 1 dwelling. Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
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Residential Building Inspection – 2 Dwellings
Fee Price: $389.15 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a residential building with 2 dwelling. Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
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Residential Building Inspection – Less than 4 Stories and More Than 2 Dwelling units
Fee Price: $680.90 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention Inspection of a residential building with less than 4 stories and more than 2 dwelling units. Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
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Residential Building Inspection – 4 - 6 Stories
Fee Price: $1151.20 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a residential building with 4-6 stories. Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
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Residential Building Inspection – 7 - 11 Stories
Fee Price: $1344.75 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a residential building with 7-11 stories. Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
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Residential Building Inspection – 12 – 18 Stories
Fee Price:
$1539.60 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a residential building with 12-18 stories. Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
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Residential Building Inspection – More than 18 Stories
Fee Price: $1943.85 (including HST)
Description: Fire Prevention inspection of a residential building with more than 18 stories. Fees include the cost of a final compliance letter.
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