Fire Marshal

General Information

The Catoosa County Fire Marshal's Office is staffed by 2 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee. They enforce three parts of the Fire Prevention of buildings (Plan Review, New Construction Inspection, and Existing Inspection), along with Fire Investigation and Fire Education. The Assistant Chief-Fire Marshal manages and leads all personnel assigned to the divisions. The Captain-Deputy Fire Marshal primarily manages the existing inspections, fire investigations, and fire education programs.

Title 25, Chapter 2, of the Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) allows the Safety Fire Commissioner of Georgia to adopt rules and regulations to promote fire safety. The primary task of the Fire Marshal's Office (FMO) is enforcing these "Rules and Regulations for the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards" as adopted by the State Fire Commissioner.

These rules and regulations are adopted under Chapter 120-3-3 "Rules and Regulations of the Safety Fire Commissioner" and known as "Rules and Regulations for the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards." Other 120 Rules are also adopted for specific areas of fire safety code adoption and enforcement. Certain National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and the International Fire Code are adopted under these 120 rules. According to 25-2-4 O.C.G.A., these codes have the "force and effect of law."

For local enforcement purposes, Catoosa County adopts these State minimum standards by reference in Catoosa County Code Appendix A, Article 1, 1.07.03.


Based on Title 25, Chapter 2 O.C.G.A., the FMO has three major responsibilities:

The Catoosa County Fire Marshal's Office utilizes adopted codes and ordinances to ensure:

Contact Us

If you are unable to locate the information you need or have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Catoosa County Fire Marshal's Office at (706)861-4194 or email the Fire Marshal at