Office of Life Safety

About the Office

The Office of Life Safety administers the Frederick County Fire Code as it relates to the permitting and development review process. The office issues and inspects fire systems permits including suppression and fire alarm systems and reviews life safety requirements for site plans and non-residential building permits.

News & Notices

Effective April 15th, 2013, the Permits and Inspections Office now accepts credit card, debit card, and online payments. Pay Permit, Inspection, or Licensing Fee online.

Effective January 1, 2018: Updated Maryland Smoke Alarm Law
Effective January 1, 2016, All Fire permit fees are due at the time of application.