The Division of Planning and Permitting

Office of Life Safety

The Office of Life Safety administers the Frederick County Fire Code as it relates to the permitting and development review process. The office issues and inspects fire systems permits including suppression and fire alarm systems and reviews life safety requirements for site plans and non-residential building permits.


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General Guidelines


Fire Alarm & Detection Systems (NFPA 72 -2013)

Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirement

Ordinance 06-26-422 requires a fire sprinkler system for all new residential occupancies including, but not limited to, 1 or 2-family dwellings, modular dwellings and mobile homes, applied for on or after July 1, 2007.

The Residential Fire Sprinkler Ordinance 06-26-422 was adopted on July 20, 2006 by the Board of County Commissioners. Further details regarding this requirement can be found in the Fire Sprinkler Notice and Ordinance below.

Suppression Systems


Contact Us

  1. Office of Life Safety & Plan Review Services
    30 N. Market St.
    Frederick, MD 21701

    Ph: 301-600-2313
    Fx: 301-600-2309

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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