University of Georgia
Office of Fire Safety
Inspections and Scheduling
As mandated by State Law, new construction projects require inspections at 80% completion and 100% completion. These inspections will be conducted by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. All State Fire Marshal inspections are scheduled through the UGA Office of Fire Safety. If you require an inspection by the State Fire Marshal, please contact our office at (706) 542-5801 to make arrangements.
It is best if you contact us at least a week before the requested date of inspection. The State Fire Marshal typically conducts inspections on the UGA campus on Thursdays, but there are exceptions when he is here on a different day of the week or not on campus at all.
State Law also mandates 80% and 100% inspections for buildings undergoing renovation. If the cost of the renovation is 50% or more of the Department of Administrative Services (D.O.A.S.) insured value of the building, the inspections will fall under the State Fire Marshal’s Office. In this case, please follow the same scheduling guidelines as noted in the New Construction section above.
If the cost of the renovation project is less than 50% of the D.O.A.S. insured value of the building, than the project will fall under the jurisdiction of the UGA Office of Fire Safety (per the Memorandum of Understanding with the State Fire Marshal). For these projects, an 80% and 100% inspection are also required. Please contact our office at (706) 542-5801 to make arrangements for the appropriate inspections. You can also E-Mail Russell Dukes at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for these inspections.
Consultative Visits and Inspections:
You may contact the UGA Office of Fire Safety to request site consultations and inspections for Renovation Projects or New Construction Projects in addition to the 80% and 100% inspections. Under the agreement with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, this includes pre-cover up inspections to prevent delay of the construction project waiting for a State Fire Marshal to be available for a site visit. An example of a pre-cover up inspection would be to check a fire rated wall for penetrations before installing the ceiling sheet rock.
If you feel you need to have the State Fire Marshal on site for a consultation, please contact the UGA Office of Fire Safety to make the arrangements.