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Rental Housing Inspection Items

  1. City of Temple Terrace Fire Department logo

  2. Temple Terrace Fire Department Rental Housing Permit Program

  3. Risk Reduction Division

    11250 N. 56th St., P.O. Box 16930, Temple Terrace, FL 33687-6930 - Phone (813) 506-6690, Fax (813) 506-6691

  4. Rental Housing Inspection Items:

    Below is a list of items that are evaluated during the Rental Housing Inspection. This is not a complete inspection list, however, does cover violations commonly found during the inspection process. Follow the link below for the City of Temple Terrace Code of Ordinances, Housing Code.

  5. - Operable GFCI's in bathroom / kitchen areas

  6. - Operable smoke detectors outside all sleeping areas

  7. - Operable exhaust fan(s) in bathroom(s) (if no window exists)

  8. - Operable sliding glass doors with locking mechanism

  9. - Garbage disposal electrical wire must be encased (unless dedicated to outlet)

  10. - Hot water heater electrical wire must be encased and may require a drip pan depending on its placement (lowest level would not require such)

  11. - Air conditioner high voltage electrical wire(s) must be encased

  12. - All doors / windows must be operable and lockable (must open / close freely)

  13. - Bedroom closet doors must be operable

  14. - House number must be posted on exterior of residence

  15. - Fire extinguisher size 2A:10BC shall be provided

  16. - Flooring must be intact, no tripping hazards

  17. - No exposed plumbing

  18. - No exposed electrical wires (outlet covers)

  19. - Electrical panel box with no voids or missing breakers

  20. - No double cylinder deadbolt locks, only single cylinder (thumb action knob)

  21. - Any and all deficiencies that do not meet minimum housing and fire safety codes

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