Charleston Fire Department Fire Marshal Division

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Please use the following link to identify your assigned Fire Marshal: Fire Marshal Assignments

  • Contractors, project managers, and property owners can now check the status of upcoming permitted inspections, see the outcome of recently completed inspections, and request to schedule new inspections online.

  • The City of Charleston has adopted the International Code Council "family" of codes.

  • Learn about the local community risk reduction programs put on by the city.

  • In an effort to protect our citizens and visitors, and your staff and patrons, the CFD Fire Marshal encourages all restaurant, bar, and nightclub owners and managers to take immediate proactive measures to eliminate any fire code violations, identify & train staff to serve as Crowd Managers, prepare and practice emergency action plans for your business, and conduct portable fire extinguisher training for your staff.

  • The Charleston Fire Department Fire Marshal Division responds to fires and to investigate the origin, cause, and circumstances surrounding the incident.

  • Building a safer Charleston through community fire & life safety education.

  • Learn about the history of the CFD Fire Marshal Division.

  • The Fire Marshal Division is working to develop a number of brief guides and information sheets to assist with standardized application of fire code related items and routine questions.

  • Read through the Fire Marshal Division mission, vision, and values.

  • The South Carolina (SC) Building Code Council has announced the 2021 SC building code adoption is complete and implementation is set for January 1, 2023.

  • This section is responsible for conducting plan review and inspections of permit required work.

  • The Youth Fire Intervention & Re-Education (FIRE) program is intended for children ages 4-17 who have demonstrated unsafe activities with fire and are in need of re-education opportunities.