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Fire Inspections

The Cottage Grove Fire Marshal oversees the commercial building fire inspections program. The program assists building owners, managers, and occupants in identifying and resolving fire and life safety issues. Education and proper prevention methods are discussed during regularly scheduled visits.

Contact Fire Marshal P.J. McMahon at 651-458-2862 or PMcMahon@cottagegrovemn.gov with any questions.

Commercial Inspections
  • Commercial property inspections are done on a regular basis through the City. The City has contracts with St. Paul Park and Newport to do commercial inspections, site plan review, sprinkler system testing, and other aspects to the inspection process.
Commercial Day Care Inspections
  • Prospective child care center operators must contact the child care licensing agency (county or state) for a site inspection prior to requesting a site visit by the Fire Inspector, which is required prior to licensure [MN Rules 9503.0155, sbp.2].
Residential Day Care and Foster Care Inspections
  • The Fire Inspector will conduct inspections at the site of in-home daycare/foster care facilities for the Washington County Child Care Licensing Office. The inspections ensure proper safety for everyone in the home and to educate the child care provider on proper fire safety rules and regulations.
  • Download the In Home Daycare (PDF)for complete information on fire prevention site visits at the in home daycare facility.
Adult Group Home Inspections
  • The Fire Inspector conducts inspections at the site of in-home daycare facilities for Washington County Child Care Licensing Office. The inspections ensure proper safety for everyone in the home and to educate the care provider on proper fire safety rules and regulations.
  • Download the Adult Group Home (PDF) for complete information on fire prevention site visits at the facility.