Palm Springs Fire Department
Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections
On-line Scheduling and Payment
 

IF YOU ARE SCHEDULING MORE THAN ONE APPOINTMENT, YOU MUST LOG OUT AND LOG BACK IN PRIOR TO SCHEDULING EACH APPOINTMENT. PLEASE ENTER ALL OF THE PROPERTY INFORMATION FOR EACH APPOINTMENT. IF YOU DO NOT LOG OUT, YOUR APPOINTMENT MAY NOT BE SCHEDULED FOR THE SPECIFIC PROPERTY YOU ARE ENTERING. WITHIN AN HOUR OF SCHEDULING, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION OF YOUR APPOINTMENT.

ALL INSPECTIONS DAYS WILL SHOW AS OPEN. THE DATE YOU CLICK ON MAY NOT HAVE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. ONCE YOU CLICK ON A DATE, THE FIRST AVAILABLE APPOINTMENT DATES AND TIMES WILL APPEAR ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE .



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               PALM SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT SMOKE DETECTOR/CARBON MONOXIDE INSPECTIONS

- ABSOLUTELY NO CANCELLATIONS,CHANGES AND/OR REFUNDS ONCE INSPECTIONS ARE PAID FOR AND SCHEDULED. FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF SCHEDULING (Mastercard & Visa).

- THE SIGNED CERTIFICATION SHEET YOU RECEIVE AT THE INSPECTION IS THE ONLY SIGNED COPY YOU WILL RECEIVE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE THE ESCROW COMPANY RECEIVES A SIGNED COPY OF THE INSPECTION SHEET. THEREFORE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE LISTING AGENT BE PRESENT AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION.

- THERE WILL BE A $17 FEE CHARGED BY THE PALM SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR A REQUESTED COPY OF THE SIGNED INSPECTION REPORT.

- IF YOUR INSPECTION FAILS, YOU MUST RESCHEDULE AND AN ADDITIONAL $51 WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE RESCHEDULED INSPECTION.

- THE INSPECTOR WILL NOT ENTER THE PROPERTY UNLESS SOMEONE IS THERE TO LET THEM INTO THE DWELLING. IF A SELLER REPRESENTATIVE IS NOT PRESENT, THE PROPERTY WILL FAIL THE INSPECTION AND AN ADDITIONAL $51 WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE NEXT INSPECTION.

- IF A PROPERTY IS NOT READY FOR INSPECTION WHEN THE INSPECTOR ARRIVES, THE PROPERTY FAILS THE INSPECTION AND A NEW INSPECTION MUST BE SCHEDULED. IN ADDITION, AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $51 WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE NEXT INSPECTION. PLEASE REPLACE ALL DETECTOR BATTERIES PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE INSPECTOR.

- ALL DETECTORS MUST BE PERMANENTLY INSTALLED PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE INSPECTOR.

- ANY SMOKE DETECTOR INSTALLED ON THE PROPERTY MUST BE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. ANY INOPERATIVE SMOKE DETECTOR(S) WILL CAUSE THE INSPECTION TO FAIL AND AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $51 WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE NEXT INSPECTION.

- DO NOT SCHEDULE ANY SMOKE DETECTOR INSPECTIONS FOR THE NORTHWEST END OF PALM SPRINGS (WINDY POINT AREA), USUALLY A FIVE DIGIT NUMERICAL ADDRESS. THESE PROPERTIES ARE CONSIDERED RIVERSIDE COUNTY. PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE(CAL FIRE) FOR THEIR REQUIREMENTS IN TERMS OF SMOKE DETECTOR INSPECTIONS.

- THE INSPECTOR WILL MEET YOU RIGHT AT SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT LOCATION. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO MEET THE INSPECTOR AT A GATE OR OTHER LOCATION. IF YOU MISS THE INSPECTOR, THE INSPECTION WILL FAIL AND AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $51 WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE NEXT INSPECTION.

- PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. THE INSPECTORS HAVE APPOINTMENTS SCHEDULED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND DO NOT HAVE TIME TO WAIT. USUALLY, AS A COURTESY, HE/SHE WILL WAIT FIVE TO TEN MINUTES AFTER THE APPOINTMENT TIME. THEN, HE/SHE WILL GO ON TO THE NEXT SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT

- PLEASE REMEMBER TO NOTE THE UNIT NUMBER/APARTMENT NUMBER ON THE INSPECTION FORM.

- THE SELLER'S PHONE NUMBER MUST ALSO BE NOTED ON THE FORM. PLEASE DO NOT SUBSTITUTE A REALTOR PHONE NUMBER IN THIS SECTION.

- PASSING SMOKE DETECTOR INSPECTION CERTIFICATIONS ARE GOOD FOR UP TO SIX MONTHS. IF THE PROPERTY HAS HAD A PASSING INSPECTION IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS AND IS CLOSING ESCROW WITHIN THAT TIME, THEN A NEW INSPECTION DOES NOT NEED TO BE COMPLETED.

- PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU INPUT THE CORRECT ZIP CODE INTO THE SYSTEM. INSPECTION DAYS ARE SPLIT UP WITH ONE ZIP CODE SCHEDULED FOR ONE PART OF THE DAY AND THE OTHER ZIP CODE AT THE OTHER END OF THE DAY. THIS SYSTEM HELPS TO ENSURE THAT THE INSPECTORS ARE NOT RUNNING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS TOWN AND ARE ABLE TO BE PROMPT TO YOUR APPOINTMENTS.

- PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT AT LEAST A WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE APPOINTMENT DATE NEEDED. SOMETIMES YOU ARE ABLE TO SCHEDULE THE APPOINTMENT A LITTLE EARLIER AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LITTLE LONGER TO OBTAIN AN APPOINTMENT. GIVE YOURSELF AMPLE TIME PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF ESCROW.

- PROPERTIES MUST PASS INSPECTION PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF ESCROW. SELLERS THAT NEGLECT TO HAVE A PASSING INSPECTION COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF ESCROW MAY BE SUBJECT TO FINES.

- AS OF JULY 1, 2011, ALL SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS, THAT HAVE EITHER GAS APPLIANCES AND/OR A FIREPLACE AND/OR AN ATTACHED GARAGE, WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR INSTALLED WITHIN THE PROPERTY. CONDOS, UNLESS STAND ALONE, WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO HAVE THE CO DETECTOR UNTIL THE YEAR 2013.

- SECURITY BARS INSTALLED ON BEDROOM WINDOWS MUST BE SELF RELEASING OR BE REMOVED.

RECURRENT NON-COMPLIANCE OR ENTERING FALSE INFORMATION INTO THE APPOINTMENT-PLUS SYSTEM MAY RESULT IN AGENTS BEING BLOCKED FROM THE SYSTEM AND SCHEDULING ONLY BEING PERFORMED AT THE PALM SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT ON A WALK IN/CASH ONLY BASIS .

PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR DETAILED INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS Smoke detector inspections FAQ's