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How To Obtain A Certificate For Existing Buildings

  • Inspections may be scheduled in person at Fire Headquarters, 384 Broadway or by telephone at 617-394-2349.
  • Permit Application Hours:  Monday - Friday  8:00am to 9:30 am and 4:00pm to 5:00pm (except holidays)
  • The fees for Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections are as follows:
    $50.00 for a single dwelling unit being sold
    $100.00 for two dwelling units being sold
    $150.00 for three to six dwelling units being sold
    $500.00 for seven or more dwelling units
    (Note: If you are selling 1 unit in a multi-apartment building, the single dwelling unit fee is applicable. The inspection fees cover both the smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections)
  • Payment can be made by check or money order (make checks payable to the City of Everett).

Please note: Rescheduling may be necessary due to emergency fire calls without notice. Please leave a contact phone number when scheduling the inspection. If an inspector does not arrive as scheduled, please call (617) 394-2349 for information.



How To Obtain A Certificate For New Construction Or Renovated Buildings


If the building or unit has been newly constructed or renovated and is going to be sold, a Certificate of Occupancy issued by the building Department will be required. A Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Inspection Certificate will be issued upon a satisfactory Certificate of Occupancy inspection. Please contact the Fire Prevention Office at (617) 394-2349. Both inspections will be done at the same time.


Buildings To Be Sold That Will Be Renovated And Not Occupied

If upon the sale of the property the building is going to be renovated; is not going to be occupied; and new fire/smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors will be installed, a Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Inspection Certificate can still be issued. A notarized waiver application must be filled out and submitted to Fire Headquarters.