Fire Marshal

Welcome to the City of Falls Church Fire Marshal website. The Fire Marshal is a sworn law enforcement division of the Police Department and is responsible for enforcing the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code, which has been adopted by the City of Falls Church. Responsibilities include: issuing permits, performing inspections related to the fire code, regulating hazardous material use, reviewing plans for development and investigating incidents involving fires, environmental crimes and explosions.

The Office of the Fire Marshal meets the requirements for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and is accredited through the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.

Permit Information


If you are inquiring about the status of "new" fire protection systems and the permit process, please contact the Building Safety Counter at 703-248-5080 (TTY 711).

Please visit the links on the right side of this page to assist you with questions regarding annual fire inspection and permit requirements along with general safety information.

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  1. Falls Church Fire Code

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  2. Fire Code Inspections & Permit Requirements

    Find resources related to inspections and permits as well as information on procedures, applications and forms required by the City of Falls Church Fire Prevention Code.

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  3. Fire Safety Information

    The City of Falls Church Fire Marshal invites you to explore the following National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) safety messages.

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  4. Fire Safety Resources

    Additional information related to the Office of the Fire Marshal is available.

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  5. Generator Safety

    Generators can be very dangerous if you're not careful.

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  6. Virginia Statewide Fire Code

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