The Wheaton Fire Department conducts fire prevention inspections for business, commercial and multi-family residential properties. We provide this service primarily to educate the business community in a personal format, while also identifying hazards to gain code compliance and prevent fires.
The City's Building Department is the authority having jurisdiction over all building-related code matters, including fire prevention. The Building Department is responsible for plan review and permit issuance related to fire code applications. The Fire Department functions under the authority of the Director of the Building Department in matters related to fire and building codes.
Initial inquiries related to fire and building code matters should be directed to the Building Department. Any inquiries regarding Knox Boxes (fire department lock boxes) can be directed to the Fire Department at 630-260-2175.