Fire clearances are required by the Health and Safety Code prior to initial licensing or before any changes to a licensed facility can be approved by the State, such as increasing the number of clients. State-licensed care facilities require a fire safety inspection (or fire clearance) to be conducted by the local fire authority. Facilities requiring these inspections include: day care, residential care for the elderly or disabled, health care facilities or drug/alcohol rehabilitation facilities.
Prior to your application to a State licensing agency, you may request an optional pre-inspection to help you identify any possible changes needed to meet the requirements for your particular facility. An Application for State Fire Clearance, along with site and floor plans, is required, in addition to the applicable fees.
Prior to scheduling an inspection, complete an Application for State Fire Clearance with the following attachments:
Submit directly to the Fire Department counter, 5th Floor, City Hall, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 714-536-5411.
Fees shall be assessed (to the applicant) based on how many clients your facility will be licensed to serve:
Note: Fees will be charged per inspection. Re-inspection must include a new application.
Fire Clearance (STD 850 Form):
Note: No re-inspections for failed inspections. It is advised to obtain pre-application inspections in advance of a fire clearance.Link to pdf Application for State Fire Clearance