Fire Inspection

Conducting City Business Remotely

  1. Conducting City Business

    Community Standards includes fire inspections, housing/rental inspections, and neighborhood services also known as code enforcement.

    All annual and routine fire, housing, and neighborhood services inspections will be suspended until the public health emergency is over. Permit inspections will be conducted on a limited basis. Inspections that are required for new construction projects needing to obtain a certificate of occupancy will be scheduled based on staff availability. Staff will be able to respond to phone messages and emails as necessary during this time.

    Complaints, whether fire, housing, or code related will be documented. Only complaints regarding exterior issues or which pose a life safety hazard will be followed up on during this time. All other complaints will be recorded and followed up on after the public health emergency is over. For more information, please contact Linda Archer at 763-785-6187 or email

Fire Inspection is responsible for new construction plan review and inspection to ensure the proper installation of life safety requirements, extinguishing systems, fire alarms and to assist with pre-fire scene planning for the volunteer firefighters.

The Fire Inspection Department also conducts routine fire inspections of commercial and industrial buildings to ensure public safety and health and to obtain updated information of hazardous materials for the safety of the building occupant, the volunteer firefighters and our community.