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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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Fire Marshal

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: SCHOOLS AND SUPERINTENDENTS:  The new 2015 school year brings new web applications to help you manage school reportings. The location of these applications remains the same: in Public Education


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.

Remit Review Fee ONLY attached to a copy of the completed 354 form to:

Georgia Department of Insurance-Fire Safety Division, P.O. Box 935136, Atlanta GA 31193-5136

Remit ALL building Plans and Specs along with the completed 354 form to:

Georgia Department of Insurance-Fire Safety Division, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 916, West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334

** Applications up for review and permitting will be reviewed when fees have been paid and processed **

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