The City of Jeannette Fire Bureau is tasked with fire protection to the City of Jeannette while providing support to surrounding communities. Fire Chief William Frye operates a department with 3 full-time staff and 30 part time staff of paid professionals providing continuous 24/7 coverage to the municipality.  Jeannette is proud to have the only full service department in Westmoreland County.

Vacant Property Registration

Pursuant to City of Jeannette Ordinance No. 16-04 all vacant and abandoned buildings and structures in the City of Jeannette must be registered after sixty (60) consecutive days of vacancy.

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Summary: Properties which are vacant for more than 60 days must register with the Fire Department and pay a registration fee.  Such properties are subject to an annual inspection.  Properties must comply with local code.  Violations of City code or registration procedures could result in court proceedings and fines.  Vacant storefronts must comply with the registration requirements and also contain an appropriate window display or screen on the first floor.

Non - Occupancy Residential Buildings and Units Permit/Inspection Information

All non-owner occupied residential buildings or units require a fire safety inspection by the Fire Department and a rental unit occupancy permit prior to occupancy.

One to three units per building requires an inspection prior to any new tenant moving in and every ten years with a permit fee of $100 per unit

Four or more units in the same building require an annual inspection by the Fire Department with a permit fee of $50 per unit

Process to receive a permit:

  1. Call or stop at the Tax Office to schedule your inspection time and date. Payment can be made to the Tax Office (in person or by mail) or the inspecting Firefighter can take a check or money order at the time of the inspection.
  2. Owner or a local owner’s representative shall meet the Fire Department on site to complete the inspection at the date and time scheduled. The FD will email an inspection report to the owner or manager and either pass the property and issue a permit or hold the unit as “pending” until any outstanding deficiencies are corrected.
  3. The permit will be emailed as a PDF to the owner and recorded in the Tax Office with no further action required of the owner. If requested, a hard copy of the permit can be printed at the Tax Office for pick up.