Commercial Building Registration
Every commercial building in Minneapolis must have a commercial building registration. This registration is often referred to as an “FCOM” registration, which is short for “fire commercial.” The commercial building registration is intended to cover the cost of the city-wide fire inspections program.
For the purposes of the registration, a commercial building is defined in ordinance as any building subject to the requirements of the state building and fire codes approved for an occupancy use other than residential. In buildings with mixed occupancy types, the commercial building registration applies to the non-residential portion of the building.
The application is intended to annually capture and update contact information for building owners, tenants, management companies, and other stakeholders to conduct inspections and update City property files. This helps the City provide:
- Early notification to stakeholders in the event of an emergency
- Access to updated phone numbers and addresses to arrange building and fire code inspections
- A more timely response to 311 nuisance/complaint requests, including inspections of a building’s fire & life safety suppression and detections systems
Minneapolis uses one commercial building registration form for all types of properties.
While we would prefer that you use the online form to submit your registration, you may also print and submit a paper application.
The annual fee is based on the size of the commercial occupancy of the building.
For more information about the commercial building registration, please see Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Chapter 174, Article IV, Commercial Building Registration Requirements.
Last updated Jan 11, 2018