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Request an Inspection

We want to reduce the risk of fire in Richmond. We focus on preventing emergencies and ensuring facilities are compliant with the BC Fire Code, City of Richmond Bylaws and applicable regulations.

Need An Inspection? We’ve Got You Covered.

In order to operate within the City of Richmond, Food Trucks and other Mobile Outdoor Food Service Units (MOFSU) must obtain a City of Richmond business license. As part of the inspection process for this license, MOFSU vendors are required to undergo a fire and life safety inspection through the Greater Vancouver Fire Chief’s Association (GVFCA) inspection program.

To Book a Food Truck Inspection CLICK HERE.

In the City of Richmond, it is the responsibility of the property owner to secure and maintain the security of their vacant premises, until demolition is achieved.

The property owner(s) or their agent(s) who have vacant properties are responsible for:
• securing and maintaining the condition of their property (structures and land)
• reducing the risk of fire and other life safety matters
• inspecting regularly and taking corrective measures

The hazards and risks associated with vacant premises are mitigated through the enforcement of maintaining and securing vacant premises under the powers of the Fire Protection and Life Safety Bylaw No. 8306 (Section 9.7)

Please check out the information pertaining to Vacant Premises Securing Procedures within the City of Richmond.

If you are in the process of applying for a daycare license, you will need to have the proposed childcare facility inspected by Richmond Fire-Rescue to ensure fire and life safety requirements are fulfilled.

You can do this by following these steps:

Step 1:

Visit Creating Child Care Spaces in Richmond for information on the process of obtaining municipal approval for the childcare space.

Step 2:

Once you have received municipal approval for the childcare space, you can schedule an inspection with Richmond Fire-Rescue by submitting a completed Request An Inspection Form at the bottom of this page. There may be an associated fee.

Inspections can be requested to provide a confirmation of a property’s compliance status by submitting a completed Request An Inspection form at the bottom of this page. A fee will be collected once the inspection is completed.

Request an Inspection

IMPORTANT: if you are currently experiencing an emergency and require an immediate response from Police, Fire or Ambulance, then please call 9-1-1.

To request an inspection or to report a potential violation or fire hazard, you can:

  • Complete the form below.
  • Call Richmond Fire-Rescue at 604-278-5131 if you have the information requested in the form below. 

NOTE: We highly encourage using the form below to submit your report, as it provides us with the information we need to respond to your inquiry in a timely manner.

Requesting Inspections: When completing the form, please provide sufficient details regarding the requested inspection, including any related permit application numbers, scope of inspection, facility location and contact details.

Reporting a Violation or Fire Hazard: When reporting, please provide sufficient details for Richmond Fire-Rescue to determine the property location of the hazard and the scope of non-compliance.

Personal information is collected by Richmond Fire-Rescue to provide the requested service or information.  The City of Richmond is collecting this information under Section 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please contact the FOI coordinator at 604-276-4156 or if you have any concerns.

Additional Inspection Resources

Additional Inspection Resources

You can never have too much safety information.

Find out about putting preventative measures in place and what to do in the event of an emergency in the workplace.

Useful links and downloads: