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County offices are closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

New Construction and Renovation Inspection Requests

For new or renovated structures—except one- and two-family dwellings—compliance with the Fire Code is required before issuance of a use and occupancy permit. These inspections are scheduled automatically as part of the permit process.

The following information is designed to make your inspection go smoothly. Please make the appropriate contractors aware of this information. Following the tips in this section should help you avoid many common obstacles to getting an inspection completed in a timely manner.

Inspection Requests

Schedule a request for an inspection by calling the Fire Marshal's Office at 410-887-4880. Please call at least three working days in advance of the desired inspection date. Inspection requests should be made by the permit holder.

What You Need For the Inspection

  • Approved Plans
    Approved plans—especially those pertaining to sprinkler inspections—must be kept on site at all times for use by inspectors. Approved plans will have a stamp and signature from the Baltimore County Plans Review Office. Copies of plans are not acceptable. Shop drawings and other plans without stamps and signature are not acceptable.

  • Comment Letters
    Comment letters from the County's Plans Review Office are part of your approved plans and must be kept on site at all times for use by inspectors. Make sure you read them thoroughly; these letters often contain important information not found on the plans themselves.

  • Plan Revisions
    Construction must match the approved plans. If changes are made to construction or systems, plans must be revised through the County's Permit Processing Center. Revised approved plans, with stamp and signature, must be on site for inspections. Deviations without revised approved plans require approval of the Fire Marshal.

Inspection Requirements

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Office of the Fire Marshal

Public Safety Building
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




Fire Marshal

Bureau Chief Gretchen Yingling