Nonpublic Schools

Nonpublic School Fire Reports

Initial Fire Inspection Report WORD ICON: The Initial Fire Inspection must be performed by a local government official, be dated within 12 months of submission date, and show that escape routes are clear and adequate and all alarm systems are working. The initial Fire Inspection report is required in the following instances:

1. Applying for Provisional Charter

2. Applying for a Commissioner's Consent

3. Applying for a new BEDS code

4. Requesting a Change of Location

Annual Fire Safety Inspection Report PDF ICON: Education Law 807-A requires annual inspection of all grade 1-12 schools with at least 25 students and all nurseries and kindergartens with at least 6 students outside of New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers. Initial fire inspections performed on or after July 1st can be used to meet this annual requirement. Initial fire inspections performed before July 1st will not meet this annual requirement.   

Annual Fire Safety Inspection Letter from Facilities Planning PDF ICON

Submission of the Nonpublic School Fire Safety Report on the SED Business Portal PPT file

Directions to Submit the Nonpublic School Annual Fire Safety Report Online PDF ICON

Nonpublic School Fire Safety Manual PDF ICON

Last Updated: March 24, 2021