Fire Review & Inspections
FIRE PERMITS & INFORMATION
The Development Services Department handles all permitting issues within the city including fire permits. The Asheville Fire and Rescue Department assists with many different aspects of fire related issues and have staff on duty at the Development Services Department at 161 S. Charlotte Street.
To assist with your questions and to expedite the permit process, please click on the appropriate information below:
- Fire Permit Application
- Blasting Requirements
- Fire Performance Requirements
- Fumigation Information
- Indoor Pyrotechnics Information
- Open Burning Information
- Open Flame Information
- Outdoor Fireworks Display Information
- Storage and Display of Explosives Information
- Tent Permit Information
Fire inspections are conducted by the Fire Marshals of the Asheville Fire Department. Permit holders and/or their authorized trade contractor must notify the Fire Department for commercial inspections when ready for inspection. As the construction process progresses, there are certain mandatory inspections that need to be made at different intervals of the construction stage. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to provide access to and means for inspection of the work for any inspection required by the code. The fire code official is authorized to conduct such inspections as are deemed necessary to determine the extent of compliance with the provisions of this code and to approve reports of inspection by approved agencies or individuals.
Commercial Fire Inspections
An Assistant Fire Marshal reviews applications for commercial construction, tents, and temporary uses. They are responsible for ensuring code compliance for site plans, building plans, exit door hardware, fire protection systems, hood system installation, and any plans associated with Fire Prevention Code Construction permits. One representative assigned to this duty works within the Development Services Department office at 161 South Charlotte Street. A staff of Deputy Fire Marshals work under his supervision for field inspections of these construction projects.
PERMIT INSPECTION REQUESTS: 828-259-5946
ASHEVILLE FIRE MARSHAL OFFICE CONTACTS FOR PLAN REVIEW AND PERMITS
PLAN REVIEW AND PERMITS SECTION
|North/East||Deputy Fire Marshal||Brian Roniefirstname.lastname@example.org||828-251-4012|
|South/West||Deputy Fire Marshal||James Freemanemail@example.com||828-251-4006|