Inspections

Apartments


Annual inspection of residential occupancies made up of three or more connected dwelling units is mandated by the State of California.

In conducting these inspections, it is our goal to provide the citizens of Seaside with the safest possible living conditions. The regulations we have posted here not only protect tenants of these buildings, they also protect the building owners’ investment by reducing the chances of fire and by slowing the spread of fire, should one start. View the Apartment Inspection Checklist (PDF).

Businesses


New Fire Code Information Affecting All New and Existing Commercial Cooking Establishments. The Office of the State Fire Marshal has amended Section 904.11 of the 2007 California Fire Code to clarify the application of Underwriters Laboratories Standard 300 (UL 300). These Regulations become effective January 1, 2008.

Fire Extinguishers


At that time all new automatic fire extinguishing systems used for the protection of commercial cooking operations that produce grease laden vapors shall comply with UL 300. All existing dry chemical and wet chemical fire extinguishing systems installed for the protection of commercial cooking operations that produce grease laden vapors shall comply with UL 300, no later than the second required servicing of the system after January 1, 2008. (California State Fire Marshal Information Bulletin, 2-7-2007)

Inspections


Each year, the Seaside Fire Department strives to conduct a courtesy inspection of each business in Seaside. These preventative visits are designed to help ensure that local businesses are reasonably protected against possible fire-related tragedy. To better understand what inspectors look for during a standard visit, please reviews the Business Inspection Checklist (PDF).
Fire Extinguishers