Facades, fire escapes/balconies, and private bridge inspections

Some structures must be periodically inspected by qualified professionals, usually structural engineers. Property owners are responsible for hiring the inspectors. This includes:

  • Fire escapes.
  • Balconies.
  • Private piers.
  • Facades of buildings taller than five stories.

This page contains forms for use by inspectors and information about the inspections.

Name Description Released Format
Summary Inspection Report of facades, fire escapes or private bridges PDF Use this form to file a summary of inspection results for facades, fire escapes or private bridges with L&I. July 3, 2020
Facade inspection reporting requirements PDF This document explains the requirements for facades. June 9, 2020
Fire Escape inspection reporting requirements PDF This document explains requirements for fire escapes and fire balconies. June 9, 2020
Private Bridge inspection reporting requirements PDF This document explains requirements for private bridges. June 9, 2020

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