Fire Marshal's Office

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH THE MARCH 28 REOPENING OF CITY HALL

ChangePrior to March 13, 2020March 28-Present

Application Submission  

In-person: paper 

Online  

Office Hours 

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  

Staff Availability 

In-person 

In-person or virtual for teleworking staff  

Meetings 

In-person 

In-person or virtual  

Paying Fees 

In-person 

Online preferable 

Scheduling Building Inspections 

IVR 

IVR (older permits) 

Via MGO (MGO permits) 

Scheduling Fire Inspections 

Via Fire Marshal webpage 

Via Fire Marshal webpage (older permits and FSL)

Via MGO (MGO permits)

Issuing Permits/Plans 

In-person: paper 

Email or via MGO  


  1. SERVICE ADVISORY

    Rockville’s fire marshal and the Inspection Services Division will start using a new online oversight program — the Compliance Engine — Saturday, Jan. 15, to monitor testing of commercial fire-protections systems such as fire alarms, sprinklers and smoke controls.

    Accurate and timely inspection reporting, combined with a new capacity for tracking, will reduce false alarms and expedite fire protection system repair, while helping to ensure a greater ability to save lives and protect property in the city.

Summary of Fire Code

Local Fire Code - Chapter 9

The Rockville Fire Marshal's Office was established in 1997 to provide a higher level of service to the citizens and business community within the city limits. The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for the enforcement of fire codes during construction and throughout occupancy to ensure a safe environment for residents, visitors and firefighters.

Services

  • Fire inspections.
  • Fire code enforcement.
  • Fire safety and educational outreach.

If you believe a building is not inline with fire code, complete the building and fire code complaint form.

Learn about the Compliance Engine online oversight system.

Still have questions? Contact:

Fire Marshal
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240-314-8240
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111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For a second opinion from a supervisor or the director as described in the Customer Bill of Rights.

Contact Information


NamePhoneEmail
Ricky W. Barker, AICP
Director of Community Planning and Development Services
240-314-8202rbarker@rockvillemd.gov
Rabbiah "Robbie" Sabbakhan
Chief of Inspection Services
240-314-8242rsabbakhan@rockvillemd.gov
Carl Young
Fire Marshal
240-314-8250cyoung@rockvillemd.gov
Shannon Patrick
Fire Protection Engineer
240-314-8246spatrick@rockvillemd.gov
Charles Biggus
Fire Codes Plans Examiner
240-314-8252cbiggus@rockvillemd.gov
Walter Balma
Senior Fire Codes Inspector
301-281-1657
wbalma@rockvillemd.gov
Terrance Dickens
Fire Codes Inspector
240-620-7004tdickens@rockvillemd.gov
Joseph Dingle
Fire Codes Inspector
240-571-4294
jdingle@rockvillemd.gov