Do I need a new inspection if I am a new owner in an existing building or I have had a name change?

A new owner of occupancy does require an inspection. There is a $100 Certificate of Compliance fee for a new owner inspection. During a new owner inspection, the inspector will verify that the occupancy is in compliance with all fire and life safety standards.

If the occupancy is only changing names, no new inspection is needed. However, if the name change involves a change in ownership and/or a change in occupancy type, an inspection will be required. In the event of only a name change, the Williamson County Fire Marshal's Office shall be notified for maintenance of records.

More information can be found on our Shell Buildings/Tenant Improvement page.

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1. Which version of the Fire Code is Williamson County under currently and when was it adopted?
2. What types of structures are governed by the Williamson County Fire Code?
3. How do I schedule an inspection?
4. Will the Fire Marshal’s Office inspect a building on request?
5. How do I report a non-compliant fire system?
6. How do I report a fire code violation?
7. What are the inspection standards for the unincorporated area of Williamson County?
8. I need an inspection of a Day Care facility, what do I need?
9. I need an inspection for my Foster Home (1 to 6 children), what do I need to do?
10. I need an inspection for a foster group home (7 to 12 children), what do I need?
11. I need a fire inspection for a Hospital or Nursing Home, what do I need to do?
12. What type of signage is required for each building?
13. How do I schedule a final inspection?
14. Who needs to be present at the final inspection?
15. What does the Fire Marshal look for during an inspection?
16. Can I apply for a final inspection if I am not ready?
17. Can I have an inspection expedited?
18. Do I need a new inspection if I am a new owner in an existing building or I have had a name change?
19. Is a fire alarm or fire suppression company required to have plans reviewed and permitted?
20. Can I conduct business or open prior to an inspection from the Fire Marshal’s office?
21. Does the Fire Marshal’s Office conduct inspection outside the normal 8 am to 5 pm business hours?
22. What codes and standards are currently adopted?
23. What are the fees for fire alarm plan review?
24. What is required for fire alarm plan submittal?
25. Is our fire alarm system required to be monitored?
26. What are the fire sprinkler requirements for a nightclub or an assembly occupancy?
27. When should a fire alarm system be brought up to the current standard and building codes?
28. Is it necessary for us to bring the fire alarm system up to current code if we are just replacing the fire alarm control panel?
29. Can we use magnets to test smoke detectors?
30. How do I obtain records related to a fire in unincorporated Williamson County?
31. How do I obtain a copy of my Certificate of Compliance?
32. Is there a time frame for scheduling an inspection?
33. How do I obtain a copy of a fire report or copy of inspection paperwork?
34. If I fill out request, how long does it take to receive paperwork from an open records request?
35. How do I find out how to become an Investigator and Fire Inspector?
36. Does my child need the Youth Firesetter and Intervention Program?
37. How do I find out who the investigator of an arson case is?
38. If there are citizens or vendors selling fireworks that are violating the regulations, who should we contact?
39. Can there be a ban on fireworks for the county?
40. How do I dispose of used and left-over fireworks?
41. I do not know if my house falls in the unincorporated area, how do I find out if I can shoot off fireworks?
42. Can a Homeowners Association (HOA) restrict the use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas?
43. Is it illegal to shoot off fireworks in Williamson County?