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Find answers to "how do I...?" questions and inspection questions.

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How Do I...?

...notify CFR of a potential fire code violation?

To report a potential safety or fire code violation, click here.
 
 

...schedule fire extinguisher training?

For more information about scheduling fire extinguisher training, click here
 
 

...update my business' emergency contact info?

To update any emergency contact information regarding your local business email Carrollton Fire Rescue's Data Specialist with the new information.
 
 

...find out what building/fire codes I'm under?

 The City of Carrollton is under the 2018 edition of the International Fire Codes (IFC) and International Building Codes (IBC).

Purchase a hard copy of the IFC/IBC from the International Code Council website.

For Carrollton's general design standards, click here

For additional questions, contact the office of the Fire Marshal at 972-466-3070.

...schedule a fire inspection for my business?

To schedule a fire inspection for your business, call 972-466-3070.
 
 

...schedule a hydrant flow test?

All hydrant flow tests are scheduled through the office of the Fire Marshal. Call 972-466-3070 to schedule your test.
 
 

...obtain a copy of a fire or ambulance report?

Call the Fire Administration Office at 972-466-3070 and state which report you are seeking.
 
 

...obtain info on environmental surveys?

In order to obtain available information regarding environmental surveys, submit an open records request to cityofcarrollton.com/openrecords.
 
 

...enroll in the Citizens Fire Academy?

To enroll in the Citizens Fire Academy, click here.
 
 

General Questions

When do I need a permit?

 

 See the Fire Marshal's Office Guide for Construction 2019-2020 Edition
The goal of the office of the Fire Marshal is to assist customers in understanding our 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 you 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 Marshall.

Construction-Guide-2019-2020

2019-2020 Construction Guide

How much does a permit cost?

 

 See the Fire Marshal's Office Guide for Construction 2019-2020 Edition
The goal of the office of the Fire Marshal is to assist customers in understanding our 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 you 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 Marshall.

Construction-Guide-2019-2020

2019-2020 Construction Guide

What is the current version of the fire code?

The City of Carrollton is under the 2018 edition of the International Fire Codes (IFC) and current NFPA codes.

Purchase a hard copy of the IFC/IBC from the International Code Council website.

For Carrollton's general design standards, click here

For additional questions, contact the office of the Fire Marshal at 972-466-3070.

When was the current fire code adopted?

The 2018 Fire Code and Amendments were adopted by City Ordinance #3886 on January 1, 2019 (see the 2018 International Code Amendments).
 
 

How should fire lane violations be reported?

Report fire lane violations to the office of the Fire Marshal at 972-466-3070. A fire inspector will be dispatched to investigate.
 
 

Is it legal to use a barbeque pit at an apartment?

 The City of Carrollton has adopted ordinance #3886 banning the use of barbeque pits on apartment balconies. The ordinance is as follows:

  • Open flame cooking devices, charcoal grills, outdoor fireplaces and other similar devices used for cooking, heating or any other purpose, shall not be located or used on any combustible balcony, deck, or within 10 feet of any combustible construction.    
 Exceptions
  1.     One and two family dwellings
  2.     Where buildings, balconies, and decks are protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system.

Who maintains smoke alarms at an apt complex?

Smoke alarms are so effective that the City of Carrollton requires the owners/managers of apartment communities to provide working smoke alarms when tenants move in. However, it is up to the tenant to ensure the smoke alarms continue to work. Test smoke alarms once a month and replace the battery at least once a year. Make sure smoke alarms are clean at all times.
 
 

Inspections

What is a fire inspection?

Carrollton Fire Rescue adopted the International Fire Code, in conjunction with the International Building Code and local amendments, to ensure the safety and well being of citizens and businesses. Annual fire code inspections are performed  by the office of the Fire Marshal. 

 These inspections provide a high level of life safety and property reduction from hazards and can deliver improved safety conditions to fire fighters and first responders during emergency operations.
 The Safety Inspection Guide for Businesses will prepare your property to meet safety standards. To download the guide, click here

How can I prepare for the inspection?

Carrollton Fire Rescue adopted the International Fire Code, in conjunction with the International Building Code and local amendments, to ensure the safety and well being of citizens and businesses. Annual fire code inspections are performed  by the office of the Fire Marshal. 

 These inspections provide a high level of life safety and property reduction from hazards and can deliver improved safety conditions to fire fighters and first responders during emergency operations.
 The Safety Inspection Guide for Businesses will prepare your property to meet safety standards. To download the guide, click here

How do I schedule an inspection?

To schedule a fire inspection call the office of the Fire Marshal at 972-466-3070.
 
 

How do I schedule a fire code consultation?

Call the office of the Fire Marshal at 972-466-3070.
 
 

What if I have an inspection/fire code question?

Call the office of the Fire Marshal at 972-466-3070.
 
 

What about foster home fire inspections?

Fireworks

What is the City's ordinance for fireworks usage?

 The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling, and use of fireworks are prohibited within the limits of the City of Carrollton.
 Definition of Fireworks
 Any composition or device for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect for entertainment purposes by combustion, deflagration, detonation, and/or activated by ignition with a match or other heat producing device that meets the definition of 1.4G fireworks or 1.3G fireworks.

Miscellaneous 

What items cannot be legally burned in Carrollton?

The following are prohibited for burning within Carrollton City limits:

  • Paper
  • Trash
  • Limbs
  • Leaves
  • Wood
  • Other general refuse
  • Building a bonfire or camp fire

Don't see your item here? Contact the office of the Fire Marshal to make sure.

 
 

How do I dispose of household hazardous materials?

 Refer to the City of Carrollton's solid waste services webpage
 
 

Where is the Fire Marshal's office located?

The office of the Fire Marshal is located in the Gravley Center in Historic Downtown Carrollton.
Address

1111 W. Belt Line Rd. #100
Carrollton, TX 75006


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