Fire and Life Safety Inspections

Annual Fire and Life Safety Inspection Fee Schedule

E, I, F, H, M, S Occupancy

Area in Square FeetFee
0 – 5,000$80
5,001 – 10,000$105
10,001 and Over$130

A, B, R Occupancy

Area in Square FeetFee
0 – 5,000$55
5,001 – 10,000$80
10,001 and Over$105

For vacant occupancies, deduct twenty-five dollars from the fee schedule. Vacant occupancies shall contain no storage and be unoccupied at time of inspection to qualify for the reduction.

The hourly rate of fifty dollars per hour, charged in thirty-minute increments, will be applied if the fee schedule amounts do not cover the time spent inspecting at the hourly rate, up to a maximum charge of two hundred dollars.

Special Event Fire and Life Safety Inspection Fee Schedule
(to be charged to the Event, not the individual vendor)

Times Per DayFee
2 Hours (minimum)$100
3 Hours$150
4 Hours$200
5 Hours$250

For every additional hour add fifty dollars per hour.

Compliance Fire and Life Safety Re-Inspection Fee Schedule

Number of Re-InspectionsFee

The Yakima Municipal Code is current through Ordinance 2018-055, passed December 11, 2018. Fire and Life Safety can be found in YMC 10.05 Fire Code.

Background on Fire and Life Safety Inspections:

Life safety and property protection are the main focus for Yakima Fire Departments’ Fire Code Inspection program. Through the aid of state adopted codes, we are able to perform Fire Code inspections that enforce minimum requirements consistent with providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions, and providing safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations. We inspect new and existing buildings, structures and premises. Through regular, fair and consistent inspections we are able to enhance the safety of the public, as well as provide a level of public education that we hope can be applied on a regular basis.

All commercial occupancies, and residential occupancies that are 3-plex or larger, are inspected within the City of Yakima limits. With cooperation from all, we can achieve our goal of fire prevention while improving life safety and property protection.

If you would like to email us inspection reports, please use the email address of:

If you have questions about our Fire Inspection Program, feel free to contact one of our inspectors:

Blake Walker
(509) 575-3036

Jace VanDeBrake
(509) 576-6353

Kristine Stark
(509) 575-3510