Office of the Fire Marshal

CONTACT INFORMATION: Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, Lobby Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
703-246-4800 TTY 711
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
John Walser
Deputy Chief, Fire Official - 703-246-4753

What We Do

The Office of the Fire Marshal provides plan review, permits, inspections, code enforcement, and fire investigation. Our inspectors ensure code compliance and provide technical assistance in the application, enforcement, and interpretation of codes and standards. The cumulative efforts of the Fire Marshal help to ensure lower property insurance costs, foster economic development, lower the number and severity of firefighter injuries, and increase the quality of life in Fairfax County.

Search the Office of the Fire Marshal

PLUS logoPLUS is the new central platform customers can access to apply for permits, obtain plan review approvals, schedule/request inspections, etc. for many land development processes.  In PLUS, applications are commonly referred to as records.  Below you will find a list of Fire's record types along with the associated process requirements for that record.



To apply for a record, you will need to log into or create a PLUS account.
  • If you have questions with submitting an application in PLUS, call 703-246-4803, TTY 711.
  • If you have technical questions (i.e., account setup, password issues) with PLUS, call 703-324-2222, TTY 711, or email

Fire Record Types in PLUS

  • Occupancy Inspection

  • Blasting
  • Bonfire
  • Controlled Burn
  • Event/Gathering
  • Fireworks - Display
  • Fireworks - Retail
  • Floor Finishing
  • Fumigation
  • Hot Work
  • Storage Tank - Abandon/Remove/Temp Out of Service

  • FPCP License

  • Hypothermia Center
  • Regulated Care Facility

Email Subscriptions

The Office of the Fire Marshal now offers three email subscriptions for fire alarms, sprinklers, and general information.

Fairfax Joint Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

LEPC in knowledge

Online Tier II Reporting

Fairfax Virtual Assistant