The FPS inspection team conducts inspections, testing, and system commissioning for all new, upgraded, and altered fire protection systems. These systems include fire sprinklers, fire pumps, standpipes, suppression systems, fire hydrants, fire alarms, detection, smoke control, and access control systems.
The Fire Protection Systems unit operates with three full-time FPS Inspectors.
If you have any questions or concerns please email the FPS inspection team at CAFPSInspections@alexandriava.gov.
Hours of Operation
- New Systems inspectors are on duty weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
New System Scheduling
- Inspections may be scheduled by calling 703.838-4900. Please see bottom of page for call-in directions.
- Inspections can now be scheduled online by submitting a FPS Inspection Request. All requests will be responded to within 1 business day.
Inspection & Test Procedures for New System Installations
The Department of Code Administration no longer performs retesting of existing fire protection systems. Retesting is now performed by the Fire Department. Please use the link below if you would like to schedule a retesting inspection.
To schedule an inspection, call ACCESS-automated inspection schedule at 703.838.4900. When calling, please select the appropriate ACCESS Inspection Code for your requested inspection. If ACCESS is unavailable, please call 703.746.4200 for assistance during regular business hours.
When calling, you will be instructed to select one of the four options:
Press  Schedule inspections
Press  Cancel or reschedule and inspection
Press  Obtain inspection results
Press  Speak to Code Administration Permit Technician or other city agencies representatives
Press [#] Listen to customer service recordings on:
- Scheduling and/or
- Permit Application Requirements
- Plans Submission Requirements
- When is a Permit required?
- Contractor Licensing Information
When you choose option one, the system will ask you to enter the permit type by selecting the corresponding number for the type of permit. You will
Press  for FPS and follow the system prompts:
|009 Survey||042 Dry pipe valve 24 hr. air test||074 Wet chemical final|
|010 Underground visual||044 Stand pipe hydro||080 Dry chemical visual|
|012 Underground flush||045 Stand pipe roof test||082 Dry chemical pressure test|
|014 Underground hydro||050 Fire pump visual||090 Dry chemical final|
|016 Underground final||052 Fire pump hydro||092 Clean agent visual|
|020 Fire hydrant visual||054 Fire pump flush||094 Clean agent performance test|
|022 Fire hydrant flush||056 Fire pump acceptance test||096 Clean agent final|
|024 Fire hydrant hydro||058 Fire pump final||100 Smoke control performance test|
|026 Fire hydrant flow||060 Foam hydro||102 Some control final|
|028 fire hydrant final||062 Foam visual||123 Access control final|
|030 Sprinkler hydro||064 Foam final||125 Fire alarm rough|
|032 Sprinkler visual||066 Foam main drain test||127 Fire alarm final|
|034 Sprinkler final||067 Foam alarm test||129 Fire alarm monitoring|
|036 Sprinkler main drain test||068 foam discharge test||170 Hood suppression test final|
|038 Sprinkler insulation visual||070 Wet chemical visual||200 Generator final|
|040 Dry pipe valve trip test||072 Wet chemical performance test|