Fire Marshal

About the Division

The Office of the Fire Marshal conducts all fire and life safety code enforcement activities through building plans examination and on-site fire inspections. Fire Marshals are trained and certified through national certification processes to determine code violations and to offer violation remedies. Fire Marshals follow state code and local ordinances to ensure that public buildings are safe for occupancy, and in the event of an emergency, occupants can safely escape. 

Contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 912-644-5960 regarding: 

  • Building occupancy, and permitting
  • Fire Inspections, fire codes and fire safety issues related to overcrowded bars, restaurants and nightclubs
  • Fire ordinances related to BBQs, firepits, bonfires, burning trash and yard waste and fireworks
  • Fire zones
  • Knox Boxes
  • Landlords and apartment managers who refuse to install or maintain smoke alarms


To provide a fire safe community for citizens and visitors; maintain an aggressive, proactive fire prevention program; target areas where the public is at increased risk during a fire event; educate customers on the importance of fire safety and make Savannah a fire safe city.