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Office of the Fire Marshal

700 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-4880
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Fire Director Marcus Johnson


The Baltimore County Office of the Fire Marshal protects lives and property by enforcing state and local fire codes for residential and commercial facilities and investigating complaints about suspected fire hazards.

Duties handled by the Fire Marshal include:

  • Preventive inspections of businesses, places of assembly, county buildings, educational and health institutions and other occupancies for compliance with the Baltimore County Fire Prevention Code (PDF) and the Maryland State Fire Prevention Code.
  • Investigation of fire and life safety code violations and complaints, including overcrowding at public facilities; order corrective action or levy civil penalties
  • Investigation of complaints regarding suspected fire hazards
  • Review of plans for subdivisions to ensure compliance with codes and regulations
  • Acceptance testing of fire protection systems
  • Inspection of fireworks kiosks and public displays
  • Maintenance of fire safety inspection records

Public Records Kept by the Baltimore County Fire Department

Information on public records maintained by BCoFD and how to request them can be found online at Requesting Fire Department Records.

Revised July 9, 2019         


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