Please fill out the form completely and accurately to avoid delays. All fields are necessary unless stated otherwise.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail from our staff that your inspection request was submitted.
We require a minimum of 10 business days advance notice (not including weekends/holidays) to schedule
All requests will be entered into our system on a first-come, first-served basis
and assigned based on the first available appointment date.
Requested 'preferred' inspection days are not guaranteed.
Please do not submit multiple requests for the same inspection.
We do not perform afternoon inspections in Allston, Brighton, or East Boston.
At the time of inspection, please have a money order or business check payable to the City of
Boston for the correct amount.
MGL Chapter 148 sec 26F requires that sellers of residential properties built
prior to 1975 having 1- 5 dwelling units obtain a Certificate of Compliance for Smoke
Detectors upon sale or transfer. Properties built after January 1, 1975 or
having 6 or more dwelling units are exempt from the requirements of 26F and
are not inspected by the BFD for smoke detector compliance.
MGL Chapter 148 sec 26F ½ require sellers of residential dwelling units regardless
of the year of construction or number of units to obtain a Certificate of Compliance for
Carbon Monoxide detectors.
The complete address where inspection is to be performed. If applicable, include Suite/Apt/Unit #.
Please provide the property owner's current address.
A contact (over 18 years of age) must be available to let the Inspector
into the building on the day of inspection. The following contact information
may be used on the day of inspection to notify the contact of any traffic delays,
to obtain directions or to obtain any other necessary information.
Please provide the contact person's current address.
At the time of inspection, please have a business check or money order
payable to the City of Boston for the correct amount.
*In buildings with 6 or more dwelling units or built after January 1, 1975 the Boston Fire Department
inspects and issues certificates for carbon monoxide detectors only.
Inspection Day Choices (mm/dd/yyyy)
NOTE: If Smoke and or Carbon Monoxide detector does not have a test button on unit, you are
required to have a technician present to activate the system at time of inspection.