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The Fire and Life Safety Division of the Statesville Fire Department is responsible for:

Plan review for all new commercial and residential development within the City's jurisdiction

Issuing and collecting fees for all Fire and Special Use Permits

Performing fire inspections in assembly, business, mercantile, factory-industrial, hazardous, daycare, foster care, institutional and educational facilities

Conducting fire investigations to determine the origin and cause of fires

Fire safety education for Statesville area businesses, schools and daycares

To schedule an inspection or request service from the Fire and Life Safety Division, please call 704.878.3401 or click here.

Plan Review:

Submittal Requirements:

Plan Review.docx
FY20 COS Fee Schedule.docx(check made payable to City of Statesville) 
One (1) electronic copy of plans saved on CD in PDF format

All plan review submittals must be made to:
Statesville Fire Department
Attn: Fire & Life Safety Division
P.O. Box 1111
Statesville, NC 28687
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All submittals must include a Plan Review Application from the Statesville Fire Department. A copy of the application can be obtained on our website Plan Review.docx or at the Statesville Fire Department Administrative Offices located at:
Statesville City Hall
227 S. Center St.
Statesville, NC 28677
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The permit fee shall be paid at the time of application. 

Inspection requests should be scheduled at least two (2) days prior to the desired inspection date.

All installations shall be in accordance with the approved plans. Any deviations from the plans should be discussed with the Fire Marshal prior to making changes. Some changes will require a re-submittal to the Fire Department for review.

System installations shall not begin without a permit. Final approvals are subject to field inspections. Any approval issued by the Fire Marshal does not release the contractor or property owner from the responsibility of full compliance with all applicable codes.