Residential Care Facility Inspection Checklist

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  • Smoke Detectors must be present and functional in each sleeping area, outside each sleeping area and on each story.
  • Smoke detector should be tested monthly and batteries should be changed out at least once a year.
  • Manual Pull Station required if smoke detectors are not interconnected.
  • Fire Extinguisher must be visible, readily accessible, and serviced or purchased new within the past 12 months. Proof of service or purchase required.
  • Door between the garage and the house must self close and positive latch.
  • Wall between garage and house must be in good condition and free of unsealed penetrations.
  • Exiting doors must be in working order and exit paths free of obstructions to provide a clear all weather surface to public walkway.
  • Evacuation plan must be posted denoting all ambulatory, nonambulatory and bedridden rooms with approved exit routes.
  • House address numbers must be clear and visible on outside of the home.