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Welcome to Fire Code Compliance

All correspondence to:
Fire Code Compliance
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

The Fire Code Compliance Section is responsible for:

Preventive inspections for places of assembly, and any occupied facility within Montgomery County. Our Fire Marshals enforce Montgomery County Fire Safety Codes and Maryland State Fire Prevention Codes. They also enforce the Life Safety Code, respond to complaints, and assist the arson investigators with forensic analysis of fire behavior.

We strive for the highest standard of service in Montgomery County. By seeking out, informing, encouraging and assisting our local county residents and contractors with all aspects of Life Safety Codes, Fire Prevention, and Fire Code Enforcement. Fire Code Compliance has a broad authority and is responsible for adopting and enforcing County wide policies, regulations, standards, procedures, plans, and programs applicable to all fire, rescue, and emergency medical service operations.

We continually update this webpage with new information. Please send feedback regarding the webpage to

Important Links

Submit a Systems Test Report

Fill out a Community Complaint Report to notify the Fire Marshal's office of a fire code violation.

Montgomery County Policy for Outdoor Fireplaces at Single Family Homes and Multi-Family Homes.

See the new MCFRS Code Compliance brochure!