Get an After Hours Fire Inspection

Do you need a commercial building inspection for a smoke test, generator tests, fire alarms, or other fire needs but need the inspection to take place outside of normal business hours? The City of Miami Fire Prevention Bureau provides this service. 

After-Hours inspections are available Mon-Fri 7:00 pm-11:00 pm and Sat-Sun 06:00am-5:00 pm.

You will need:

  • An existing iBuild account
  • The permit number for the project you want inspected 


Prepare to Apply

This service applies to certain fire inspections, which include the following:

  • Smoke test 
  • Generator test
  • Fire Alarm Test

NOTE: Any other inspection/test will require special permission from the Fire Marshal or their designee. Continue with the application, below, and you'll be notified if your permission has been granted.

Review Fees

  • The basic cost for after-hours fire inspections is $104/hour (per inspector), with a minimum of four hours. 
  • Certain tests will require more than one inspector such as smoke test (two inspectors) and generator test (two or more). You will be notified how many inspectors are needed. 

Sign into iBuild 

  • You have to apply for this inspection in iBuild. 
  • If you don’t have an existing iBuild account, select the ‘Create your iBuild account’ option, and then follow the steps provided from iBuild to set up your account. This will allow you to take advantage of the features and services offered within the iBuild platform.

Sign in to iBuild


Apply For After-Hours Inspection

  • Once in iBuild, Click on Inspections & select "Schedule After-Hours Inspection". 

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  • Enter permit # and hit search.
  • You'll see a "Prepare to Apply" screen. Please take a moment to review this page, as it contains valuable information about this process. Then, hit next.

  • Click on the calendar icon to select your preferred inspection date. Please note that scheduling for the same day is not permitted. You may schedule inspections up to 24 hours in advance. 

  • Click on the clock icon to select a time. (see clock icon circled, date icon to the left). 

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  • Complete the requested contact information. 
  • Select type of inspection & the number of Inspector(s) required. You may only pick one job type at a time. Add any additional instructions or notes and hit next.

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  • Review your submission and hit submit. You'll see a confirmation.  You can download fee summary to review, or hit PAY NOW to pay. 

Pay Fees

You'll receive an email confirmation your After-Hours inspection request. You must make payment before your after-hours inspection will be scheduled. If you haven't paid already, you can use this email with the TRANSACTION ID number to pay. 


Await Email Confirmation

After your form has been reviewed and your payment has been made, the fire department will contact you to confirm & schedule your inspection request.


NOTE: Once your inspection has been scheduled, if you need to cancel, you must notify your inspector and Captain Dominguez (786-553-0780) by 3pm that day, or you will be charged the full fee.