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Regulation of Care Facilities
All State Licensed Care Facilities require a fire safety inspection before they can operate. The Department of Social Services and Community Care Licensing initiate this process when they submit a fire safety inspection request form, STD 850, to the local fire authority. The San José Fire Department Bureau of Fire Prevention conducts fire safety inspections for all licensed facilities that operate within its jurisdictional boundaries. 
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Once your STD 850 form is received and processed by the Bureau of Fire Prevention, an inspector will contact you to schedule an inspection. Prior to scheduling your inspection please contact the City of San José Department of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement (PCBE) to verify that the building is approved for its intended use. You will be required to provide detailed information to ensure the occupancy meets all applicable State and local codes and ordinances before your fire safety inspection can be completed.

For more specific information regarding the licensing process for new and existing facilities please utilize the following resources:

Residential Care Facilities Handout
Large Family Day Cares Handout
Schools Handout

Community Care Licensing (Child Care Office)
San Jose Regional Office
2580 N. First St, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95131
(408) 324-2148

Community Care Licensing (Adult and Senior Care Office)
San Jose Regional Office
2580 N First St Suite 350
San Jose CA 95131
(408) 324-2112