Details of enforcement action that we have taken are recorded in the public register on the Chief Fire Officers Association website.
We can issue three types of notice.
- Enforcement notices: We issue this notice when we consider the risk to occupants in case of fire is more serious than can be dealt with by the sending of a letter. An enforcement notice will stipulate a time scale for when any corrective action must be completed by.
- Prohibition notices: We issue this notice when the condition of a building and the lack of fire safety provision mean that there would be significant risk of death or serious injury if a fire started. The notice will prohibit or restrict the use of or access to part or all of the building, until it is made safer.
- Alteration notices: We issue this notice when we believe that if an alteration is made to a premises, the occupants may be in danger of a serious risk in case of fire. To view alteration notices, contact the Fire Safety Department at the Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters.
About the notices recorded on the register
All relevant legal notices served by Surrey Fire and Rescue Authority will be recorded on the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) Public Register in accordance with the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988.
Information relating to notices served will be available on the register within 14 days of expiry of the 21 day statutory appeal period.
Where an appeal is made, a notice will not be recorded on the register until a decision on the appeal is final.
In the cases where the notice is overturned, no entry on the register will be made.
Any entries on the register which relate to a notice will remain on the register for a period of not less than three years from the date on which the notice was served.