​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 Fire 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 jurisdictional areas of responsibility in the code enforcement program. Currently the Wake County Fire Services Department conducts inspections in all unincorporated areas of Wake County and in the municipal areas 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 Planning/Development/Inspections Division of the Wake County Community Services Department to perform various inspections, review construction plans and specifications and issue certificates of occupancy.

Fire Code Enforcement Questions:

Braxton Tanner, Deputy Director/Fire Marshal, 919-856-5519
Lee Gupton, Deputy Fire Marshal, 919-856-5625
Candler Thornton, Deputy Fire Marshal, 919-856-6343
William Lingle, Deputy Fire Marshal, 919-856-6332
Kyle Kohler, Deputy Fire Marshal, 919-856-7095

Foster Care or Group Homes:

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


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

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