Apartment & Hotel Inspections

Our Risk Reduction Division personnel conduct in-depth inspections of all apartment/townhome properties and hotels at least once a year according to International Fire Code 2015 and local amendments. If you have questions about these inspections, call (512) 251-2801 during business hours and ask if either the Risk Reduction Officer Lt. Jeremiah Harlow or Public Educator Allison Strupeck is available. We work closely with each property to help prepare them for a successful inspection. We provide the following materials to apartment management, and we offer to meet with them and their maintenance staff to discuss this information prior to the inspection. After each inspection, the property has 30 days to fully address all violations to comply with Fire Code.

We also ask every manager to partner with us in spreading our educational messages to their residents on basic Apartment Residents Flier (which is also available in Spanish, as well as a version for Senior Citizens), as well as special topics such as Water Safety, Holiday Safety. and cooking fire prevention.

Also available is Emergency Evacuation Planning: General Guidance and a Self-Guided Training Resource on emergency evacuation planning.