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Overview of Inspection Outcomes

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If you own or have control over property that can be inspected by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (Department), you may receive an inspection report from the Department. Depending on the outcome of the inspection, one of four different results will be notated in the inspection report. Below, you will find information explaining what each of the different results mean.

  • Inspection Not Possible

    This report is to notify you that the Department attempted to perform an inspection of your property, but was unable to for some reason. If you have not already spoken with your inspector regarding this, please contact him or her immediately.

  • No Violations Found

    This report is to notify you that the Department performed an inspection of your property, and no violations were found to exist. However, please be aware that obtaining a result of “no violations found” does not mean that no violations exist on your property or may be found during a later inspection.

  • Emergency or Temporary Order

    This report is to notify you that the Department has determined that conduct or a condition of property:

    1. presents a clear and immediate hazard of death or serious bodily injury to any person other than a trespasser;
    2. is prohibited without a permit, registration, certification, release, authorization, variance, exemption, or other license and the license has not been issued; or
    3. will conceal a violation of law.

    This order must immediately be complied with, up to and until such time that: (1) it expires; (2) an order is issued by an administrative law judge voiding, terminating, modifying, or staying its effectiveness; or (3) the Department terminates its effectiveness. If you desire a hearing regarding this order, you may submit your request by either of the following methods:

    U.S. MAIL
    Indiana Department of Homeland Security
    Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission
    c/o Legal Counsel
    302 W. Washington Street, Rm. E208
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    ONLINE
    By completing the form at the Overview, Administrative Law Judge and Database of Final Orders page

  • Notice of Violations

    This report is to notify you that violations are believed to exist on your property, and need to be addressed.

For additional information about the administrative review process and applicable templates that may be used for filings, visit the Overview, Administrative Law Judge and Database of Final Orders page.