The Somerville Inspectional Services (Building, Electrical, Health, Fire) schedules the Lodging House License Inspections in July. To aid in this inspection, the Tufts Fire Marshals are available to conduct a pre-inspection of your premises in early June. This pre-inspection will help to identify many of the common and frequent code violations that delay the issuance of the Lodging House License. This will give you time to schedule corrective action before the Inspectional Services arrive for their code compliance inspection. Failure to obtain a Lodging House License will prevent you from occupying the house until the code violations are corrected and the license is issued.
Issues that frequently lead to non-compliance are: