Bay Village Division of Fire - Fire Prevention and Safety

Our Fire Prevention & Safety goal is to provide you with the most current information to ensure and promote your safety. In addition to information, we offer several programs that are designed to make the City of Bay Village as safe as possible by using the expertise, technology, and resources uniquely available to us.

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Code enforcement is the enforcement of all local, state, and national safety codes that relate to life safety. The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for code enforcement of all existing structures except for residential facilities. All commercial, industrial, and public buildings are subject to fire inspections, as well as multiple occupancies such as hotels, motels, apartments, and care facilities. There are several different types of inspection programs that are overseen by the Fire Prevention Bureau.



On duty fire crews conduct these inspections on commercial, industrial, and public buildings. These company inspections accomplish several things: the fire crews become familiar with the occupancy's layout and business owner(s), and we reduce the chances of any loss of life or property by identifying fire and life safety violations.


Fire suppression inspections are monitored by the Bay Village Fire Prevention Bureau. Every occupancy that has an Automatic Fire Suppression System is required to inspect the system and fill out an inspection sheet every six months. If the system is due for its five-year test, a licensed contractor is required to complete the test.


The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for conducting the inspection of new businesses and all construction projects. Once this is accomplished, it is then assigned to an inspector and inspected on an annual basis.

Fire Inspectors conduct inspections and document any violations on a "Hazard Warning Notice." Depending upon the severity of the violations of the code, a re-inspection date is scheduled. The goal is that all violations are corrected "forthwith." If an owner/occupant refuses to correct the violations, a local or state citation will be issued to the owner/occupant. The case will then be forwarded to the prosecutor for legal action.


The Fire Prevention Bureau can be reached by calling (440) 899-3408 or (440) 871-3691. The fax number is (440) 871-3787.