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The office of the Fire Marshal promotes fire safety through public education and enforcement.


Contact Us

Office of the Fire Marshal
1111 W. Belt Line Rd. #100
Carrollton, TX 75006

What are Fire Marshal's Responsibilities?

The Fire Prevention section of the Carrollton Fire Rescue Support Services Division is staffed with one Fire Marshal and five inspectors. The Fire Marshall:
  • Conducts plan reviews of all new commercial construction projects to ensure all fire safety requirements, as directed by fire code, have been included and are of correct type and design.
  • Conducts field inspections of all new commercial construction to ensure that fire code requirements and fire protection equipment are installed and operate as designed.
  • Processes and reviews all applications for fire permits as directed by the fire codes.
  • Conducts on-site life-safety and fire-prevention inspections of all existing non-residential occupancies to ensure compliance with local code, and takes appropriate enforcement measures to correct unsafe conditions.
  • Issues permits for installation and removal of above/underground tanks.
  • Inspects residential properties on a request basis.
  • Receives and responds to citizen complaints and takes immediate action to resolve  complaints within a reasonable time.

In the City of Carrollton, fire certified fire inspectors are responsible for the compliance to fire codes and life safety codes for more than 8,000 businesses.


The Fire Prevention Section, referred to as the Fire Marshal's Office, also develops and conducts an assortment of public safety education programs designed to educate various citizen age groups in the principles of fire safety prevention measures and self-help actions to take in the event of fire.

Public education includes fire safety programs, fire extinguisher demonstrations, and fire drills. Public education activities and associated programs are managed by the Fire and Life Safety Education Coordinator.


What Fire and Building Codes Does the City Use?

2018 IFC


2018 International Fire Code

2018 International Building Code

 Purchase a hard copy of the IFB/IBC from the International Code Council website.
 For City general design standards, click here
  For additional questions, contact the office of the Fire Marshal at 972-466-3070. 

Construction Guide and Tank Permit

 Construction Gude
2019-2020 Edition


The goal of the Fire Marshal's office  is to assist  customers in understanding the City's submittal, plan review and inspection process and policies, as they pertain to new construction and finish outs. Familiarity with and adherence to these guidelines can greatly assist customers in compliance with local codes, ordinances, and inspections.

This guide does not replace, nor supersede any adopted codes and/or ordinances adopted by the City of Carrollton, or determinations and positions of the Fire Chief or Fire Marshal.


 2019-2020 Construction Guide

 Flammable Liquid Storage Tank Permit

 Does your business need to install a flammable liquid storage tank? Click here to fill out a permit. 

Fire Investigations


All fires are investigated to determine the origin and cause of the fire.  This information is used in determining fire trends, future prevention activities, and special fire problems.  If a fire is determined to be arson, investigators continue a criminal investigation to include the arrest and prosecution of the arsonist.

There are investigators that have completed courses in Fire Cause Determination on each shift and are assigned to the Fire Marshal's Office through the week.


After the Fire

For information on what to do after a fire has occurred in your home, refer to the "After the Fire" document listed below.  Additional questions? Contact the office of the Fire Marshal at 972-466-3070.


Outside Resources

  • USFA - United States Fire Administration
  • NFPA - National Fire Protection Association