Safety & emergency preparedness

Report a possible fire code violation

Submit a report to Philly 311 so that the Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I) can inspect the home (residential) or business (commercial building). Inspections usually happen within 20 business days after the report is made.

If the inspector finds a code violation, a notice of violation is sent to the property owner. The owner typically has 35 days to fix the problem before L&I reinspects the property. If the owner does not comply, L&I will take additional steps, potentially including legal action. These processes take time. You can always call 311 for a status update on any L&I service request.


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