Code Enforcement, Licensing & Regulation

Code Enforcement, Approved Contractors, & Regulations

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) provides life safety and fire prevention through code enforcement. This code enforcement is performed by a dedicate staff of civilian Fire Safety Inspectors, Fire Protection Engineers, and Deputy State Fire Marshal's. The OSFM provides pre-construction services of building, and fire protection system design plan reviews and consultation by our engineering staff. We also conduct on site inspections and acceptance testing of building construction and any fire protection systems. These inspections are coordinated closely with municipal and county building department authorities to ensure complete integration of the customers inspection process. Additionally, OSFM staff handle complaint inspections from concerned citizens and patrons of public buildings within the state. We also actively conduct random spot inspections of existing locations to ensure long term compliance with the State Fire Prevention Code. These spot inspections include occupancy load counts during evening, weekend, and other peak times of day for assembly occupancies.

The OSFM also is responsible for the testing, licensing, and regulation of non-governmental electrical inspectors, fire extinguishers sales and service, sprinkler contractors, and testing laboratories. Only State licensed providers are permitted to perform work in their respective fields within the State of Maryland.

More information on the State Fire Prevention Code can be obtained by going to the Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission website at: http://sfpc.mdsp.org​


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Approved / Licensed Contractors


Testing Laboratories

Recognized approved independent testing laboratories in the State Of Maryland include any testing laboratory which is listed, approved or otherwise recognized by any one or more of the following:

U. S. DEPT. OF LABOR, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER LABORATORIES ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION SERVICE, INC

INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABORATORY ACCREDITATION (A2LA)

COMAR Regulation 29.06.03 which previously required the State Fire Marshal to approve and maintain a list of approved independent testing laboratories has been repealed effective January 1, 2013.


 

 State Fire Marshal Electrical Inspector, Fire Systems & Equipment Documents

 
  
  
  
  
This application is for initial, renewal or revision of a portable extinguisher license which allows the holder to perform installation, service and/or repair of portable extinguishers in the State of Maryland. License must be renewed every three years.11/21/2016 11:07 AM
  
This application is for initial, renewal or revision of a non-water based system license which allows the holder to perform installation, service and/or repair of non-water based extinguishment systems in the State of Maryland. License must be renewed2/22/2017 1:07 PM
  
This application is for an initial, renewal or revision of a current fire sprinkler contractor's license to inspect, test, maintain, install, repair, modify and/or design all types of fire sprinkler systems in the State of Maryland.11/21/2016 11:08 AM
  
This application is for master plumbers with limited to no previous years of experience in performing fire sprinker work applying for a fire sprinkler contractor's license to install, repair and/or modify only residential fire sprinkler systems in the Sta11/21/2016 11:09 AM
  
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