A main duty of the Rock Island Fire Department is to safeguard life and property from the hazards of fire. In a proactive attempt to ensure the safety of structures, the Rock Island Fire Department conducts fire inspections of all commercial properties and all apartment buildings with three or more dwelling units.
The City of Rock Island adopted the 2003 edition of the International Fire Code. If a Fire Code violation is found during an inspection, an order of correction is issued to correct the problem and a re-inspection date is scheduled to guarantee compliance. The Office of the Fire Marshal maintains an inspection file for each business and apartment that is inspected.
Permit Application Process
There are two permit fees required for new construction. A fire sprinkler system fee is required through a plumbing permit and a fire alarm fee is required through an electrical permit.