City Closures & Cancellations
All City facilities are closed, all programs are cancelled, and all but the most essential of City services are curtailed through at least June 14, 2020.
      • Closure & Cancellation Information (updated 6/5/2020 3:45 p.m.)
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Fire Marshal

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City Fire Marshal
To slow the spread of the Coronavirus, the City has closed all buildings to public access & all in-person services have been suspended through at least June 14, 2020. The City is working to implement its Phased Service Restoration Plan, which will be announced to the public the week of June 8.

Applications for new permits are being accepted. Please see the Permitting & Inspections page for instructions on how to submit new applications for permits.

Fire Code inspections are being conducted by appointment and only in unoccupied structures. For projects that qualify, please send the inspection request via email to The request must include the City Permit Number, the address of the project, and the name & telephone number of the contact person. For Fire Protection systems inspections, the request must be made by the fire protection contractor to which the City Fire Protection Permit was issued.

For licenses & permits set to expire during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the expiration date will be extended for a period of 30 days after the state of emergency is terminated.

For more information, or Fire Code related questions or inquiries, contact the City Fire Marshal via email to or by telephone at 240-805-1078.
Accomplished through engineering, education, and enforcement, the City Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with the City Fire Code thereby promoting life safety for all those that live, work, and visit the City. 

Child Care Fire Safety

Inspections for child care, adult care, private educational facilities.

Required Fire Protection Permits

City issued Fire Protection Permits are required for sprinkler systems, fire alarms and other applications.

Fire Code Inspections for Facilities

Inspections for child care, adult care, private educational facilities, etc. are required by the state of Maryland.