Register a property or business for fire safety inspections

We conduct annual inspections of buildings in Somerville, except for single and 2-family homes. Property and business owners need to register with the Fire Prevention department.

For property owners, this is part of the Certificate of Continued Occupancy process.

For a business, you need to submit this form twice:

  • First, by the building owner
  • Second, by the business owner when they setup their new business

Need to know

Before you start

Read Chapter 80-7 of the municipal code to learn if you are required to register and how much your annual fee costs.


  1. Complete the online registration form.
  2. Submit the form.
  3. Pay the annual fee.

What's next

We will review your registration and let you know if we need more information.

Inspections for businesses are unannounced.

Get help

Robert Lynn Jr.
Fire Marshal

(908) 725-2300
ext. 1967
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