Fire Prevention Inspection Fee Program

Effective October 1, 2018, the Farmers Branch Fire Department adopted a commercial inspection program.  In an effort to expand fire prevention services to business owners and recover costs (in accordance with Appendix A of the City of Farmers Branch Code of Ordinances, adopted by City Council on September 11, 2018), a fee will be assessed for fire inspections conducted in Farmers Branch commercial occupancies and residential group R-2 buildings such as apartments, hotels and motels.

The Fire Department is responsible for inspecting approximately 2,200 commercial establishments. Corrective actions taken as a result of these inspections lessen the threat of fire and help protect residents, visitors and business owners of Farmers Branch. The City's proactive fire prevention programs also factored into the ISO Class 1 designation for Farmers Branch which has the potential to save business and home owners on their fire insurance premiums.

Inspection fees will be assessed based on occupancy type and square footage and will range from $50 to $500. Businesses should expect an invoice from third-party Fire Recovery USA, the firm retained to manage the billing process.

Two ways to pay:

  • Follow the link to the payment screen found in the invoice emailed from Fire Recovery USA
  • Pay by mail with check or money order payable to: 

City of Farmers Branch

C/O Fire Recovery USA, LLC

P.O. Box 935667

Atlanta, GA 31193-5667

If you have payment questions, please contact Fire Recovery USA at 888.640.7222 extension 2.