What is a Knox Box?

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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1. What type of work requires a Permit?
2. How much does a Permit cost?
3. How long before my plans are reviewed / approved?
4. How many sets of plans do I need to submit?
5. How do I schedule an inspection with the Fire Department?
6. What are Fire Code Permits?
7. What is a Knox Box?
8. What is the Business Inspection Program?
9. How often are businesses inspected?
10. How much does it cost for a Fire Department inspection?