Fire Inspections Overview

Montgomery County has adopted the 2018 International Fire Code for enforcement. ESD 8 has approximately 2,800 businesses in its jurisdiction and the Fire Inspector is working with business owners and tenants to ensure these businesses are up to code. 
The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office has attempted to keep pace with the building growth within the county. However, their staffing levels have not been such to keep pace with the growth in South County. As a result, the ESD hired a Fire Inspector in 2012 and began enforcing the 2006 International Fire Code under the authority of the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office. We are now currently enforcing the 2018 International Fire Code.


You can reach the inspections division at


***Commercial Occupancies that have begun construction prior to permitting will incur an additional fee equal to the original fee payable directly to the South Montgomery County Fire Department.


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