Business Inspections

Business Inspection, blocked exitFire and Life Safety Inspections are conducted on commercial occupancies located within the city limits of Grants Pass. The inspections are performed following the Oregon Fire Code (OFC), which has been adopted by the City of Grants Pass. Typically, a representative from the Fire Prevention Division or an Engine Company from Grants Pass Fire Rescue will come out to the business, perform the inspection, note any violations of the OFC, and inform the responsible party. A re-inspection is conducted to ensure the violations have been corrected.

New Construction Inspections

Fire and Life Safety Inspections are also performed on all new buildings. These inspections are conducted during all stages of construction, depending on the type of building and the occupancy. If a fire sprinkler system is required for the building, the inspections are conducted during construction.

Underground pipe is inspected and tested before it is covered up. After the building is completed, the sprinkler system and the fire alarm system are tested to ensure compliance. Once the building is completed, inspected and violations have been corrected, the building can then be occupied.

Self Inspection Program

The Self Inspection Program works in conjunction with Fire and Life Safety Inspections. Every month, the Self Inspection Form (PDF) is mailed out to new or renewing business license applicants. The responsible party for the business will fill out the form and return it to the Fire Prevention Division. The forms are reviewed and tracked. All of the emergency contact information is then routed to the 911 dispatch center so they can update their records.

Online Self Inspection Form

If you would like to fill out and submit the form online, fill out the form below, or go to  Business Self Inspection Form (DPS).

Business Self-Inspection Program

  1. Self-Inspection Report
  2. Is this an "In Home" business?
    If so, check the box and fill out the next section.
  3. Business Contact and Address Information
  4. Self-Inspection Checklist
  5. Note
    If any of the following items do not apply to your business, N/A is an acceptable answer.
  6. 1. Are address or suite numbers for the building clearly visible from the street?
  7. 2. Are exit ways and doors easily recognizable, unobstructed and unlocked during business hours?
  8. 3. Are circuit breakers/fuses labeled so as to identify the area protected and is there 36" of clearance around panel box?
  9. 4. Are all electrical outlets, switches and junction boxes properly covered?
  10. 5. Are electrical / mechanical rooms free of combustible storage?
  11. 6. If electrical outlet multi-plug adapters are used, are they provided with built-in circuit breaker protection?
  12. 7. If there are lighted exit signs, are all the bulbs illuminated when the building is occupied?
  13. 8. Are doors with self-closing hinges maintained in the closed position (not blocked open)?
  14. 9. Is there at least 18" of clearance below the bottom of the sprinkler heads?
  15. 10. Do you have access to a fire extinguisher rated 2A-10BC or greater; is it visible and accessible (not blocked); has it been serviced and tagged by a fire extinguisher company within the last 12 months and is it mounted on a wall no higher than 5'? **
  16. "NO" responses to any of these questions indicates the presence of a fire code violation. Once all hazards identified with a "NO" answer have been corrected, please sign, date and return this form to us.
  17. ** Note
    If you are in a Building Complex that provides fire extinguishers in the hallways, they should be maintained by a Building Owner or Manager. In addition, any lighted exit signs or emergency lighting systems should be maintained in working condition. These common areas will be inspected by our staff, but if you note a deficiency, please bring it to our attention. Our phone number is (541) 450-6200.
  18. Confirmation
  19. Entering the name, date and time, serves as the signature for this online form.
  20. Leave This Blank:

  21. This field is not part of the form submission.