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Why do I need a fire inspection?

The Town of Swansboro has responsibility, within its planning jurisdiction, for enforcing the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code. This code requires that all building occupancies (except one and two-family dwellings) be inspected on a periodic basis.

A fire inspection for:

  • Retail/Office/Others – Every 3 years
  • Daycare/Nursing Care/Group Homes – Every year

A fire inspection for:

  • Hotel/Assemblies/Education – Every 3 years

A fire suppression inspection for:

  • High-volume cooking operations such as 24-hour cooking, charbroiling, or wok cooking – Every 3 months
  • Low-volume cooking operations such as places of religious worship, season businesses, and senior centers – Yearly
  • Cooking operations utilizing solid-fuel burning cooking appliances – Every month
  • All other cooking operations – Every 6 months

*A reinspection fee of $60.00 will be charged for a failed fire inspection.


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