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Fire Marshal's Office
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
West Tower, Suite 920
Atlanta, Georgia 30334


Telephone: 404-656-2064
Toll Free: 800-656-2298
Fax: 404-657-6971
Between 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

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As a direct result of the 1946 Winecoff Hotel fire in which 119 people lost their lives, the Georgia Safety Fire Law came into being. The General Assembly enacted legislation relating to fire safety in public buildings and assigned the responsibility for executing the law to the Commissioner of Insurance, who was named ex-officio Safety Fire Commissioner. The law further authorized the appointment of a State Fire Marshal and the creation of the State Fire Marshal’s Office. 

The responsibilities of the Fire Marshal’s Office fall into five main categories: building inspection, manufactured housing inspection, engineering, hazardous materials inspections, and licensing. 

ATTENTION: TO ALL NEW APPLICANTS - EFFECTIVE 1/1/2012. In accordance with state law, beginning January 1, 2012, the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner will be changing its procedures regarding the verification of lawful presence of persons applying for all licenses, permits, registrations and certificates. Please click here for more information.

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Effective August 30, 2010, the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Fire Safety Division changed the address for mailing in filings with payments. The new payment mailing address is:

    IF REMITTING ROLLED & BOXED PLANS & DRAWINGS "WITH FEE":
    • Georgia Department of Insurance
    • Fire Safety Division
    • 2 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr.,
    • Suite 920, West Tower
      Atlanta, GA 30334

    IF REMITTING FLAT PACKAGES (& ALL OTHER EXCEPT ROLLED & BOXED PLANS) "WITH FEE" BY MAIL:
    • Georgia Department of Insurance
    • Fire Safety Division
    • P.O. Box 935136
    • Atlanta, GA 31193-5136

    IF REMITTING FLAT PACKAGES (& ALL OTHER EXCEPT ROLLED & BOXED PLANS) "WITH FEE" BY OVERNIGHT COURIER ONLY (ie Federal Express, UPS, etc...):
    • Wells Fargo Bank
    • Georgia Department of Insurance
    • Fire Safety Division
    • Lockbox # 935136
    • 3585 Atlanta Ave
    • Hapeville, GA 30354

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