​The Wake County Fire Code Enforcement staff provides a variety of progressive fire prevention services.

The section is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the North Carolina State Fire Prevention Code, which relates to fire prevention in structures. Periodic inspections are conducted on all structures except one- and two-family dwellings. Each staff person is assigned jurisdiction areas of responsibility in the code enforcement program. Currently the Wake County Fire Services Division conducts inspections in all unincorporated areas of Wake County and in the towns of Rolesville and Wendell.

In conjunction with periodic inspections, the section also issues several different fire prevention permits. This includes public fireworks display permits, blasting permits and others.
Fire code enforcement staff works closely with the Inspections/Development Plans/Permits Division of the Wake County Community Services Department to perform various inspections, review construction plans and specification and issue certificates of occupancy.

Fire Code Enforcement Questions:

Contact Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Charlie Johnson at 919-856-5519.

Foster Care or Group Homes:

Call the inspection request line at 919-856-6307.


Please refer to your area's local yellow pages directory.

Jurisdictions by County Fire District:

  • Apex, Bay Leaf, Durham-Highway, Falls, Morrisville, RDU, Six Forks, Stony Hill, Western Wake and Wake Forest:
    Contact Deputy Fire Marshal Jim Davis at 919-856-6491.

  • Eastern Wake, Wake-New Hope, Hopkins, Rolesville, Wendell and Zebulon:
    Contact Deputy Fire Marshal Darrel Alford at 919-856-6487.

  • Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Fairview, Holly Springs and Swift Creek:
    Contact Deputy Fire Marshal John Callaway at 919-856-5105.

Other Fire Prevention Offices in Wake County:

Apex 919-362-4001
Cary 919-469-4057
Fuquay-Varina 919-552-0422
Garner 919-772-4688
Holly Springs 919-567-4733
Knightdale 919-217-2271
Morrisville 919-463-6120
Raleigh 919-996-6392
Wake Forest 919-435-9531
Zebulon 919-269-6487