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A Knox Box is a device to ensure secure emergency access program access for the fire departments and property owners. Each Knox Box is purchased by a property owner and keyed to a single master key controlled by the fire department The Knox Box allows the fire department to have immediate access to a building at any time for a fire or medical emergency without inflicting significant damage to doors. For more information or to obtain a Knox Box contact Deputy Fire Marshal Cesar Avila (510) 596-3759 or by e-mail at Cesar.Avila@acgov.org
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Fees are based on job valuation, with a minimum fee of $179.00. Contact the Building Division at (510) 596-4310 for additional information.
Normal turnaround time for initial review comments and / or approval is 2-3 weeks.
You can schedule an inspection by calling Deputy Fire Marshal Cesar Avila (510) 596-3759 or by Cesar.Avila@acgov.org
On average, commercial businesses are inspected every two (2) years, with problematic certain operations inspected every year.