Fire Code Enforcement & Inspections

Purpose of Inspections

In order to preserve and protect public health and safety and to satisfy the requirements of N.C.G.S. 153A-364 and N.C.G.S. 160A-424, political subdivisions assuming inspection duties, as set out In N.C.G.S. 153A-351 and N.C.G.S. 160A-411, shall have a periodic inspection schedule for the purpose of identifying activities and conditions in buildings, structures and premises that pose dangers of fire, explosion or related hazards.

North Carolina Fire Code

The purpose of the code is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises, and to provide a reasonable level of safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

Fire prevention is everyone's responsibility. Keeping your surroundings accident free is also extremely important to avoid injury and even death.

Please apply for permits through the SmartGov link below.
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  1. Fire Marshal's Office
  2. Fire Inspections
  3. Plan Review and Construction
  4. Community Programs
  5. Fire Safety Links
  6. FORMS

Life Safety Division

One Fire Marshal, One Deputy Fire Marshal, and One Assistant Fire Marshal perform protective service work in delivering fire prevention and inspection services:

Fire Marshal: Kenneth Skipper

Deputy Fire Marshal: Louis Blanchard

Assistant Fire Marshal: Stephen Russell