Business Assistance Team: Fire Marshal

Some businesses need to have a Fire Marshal permit to operate. A complete list of fire marshal permit requirements may be found in Chapter 1602 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County, (Chapter 1) (PDF). The most common and general classifications that do require a Fire Marshal permit are:)

  • Dry Cleaning Plants
  • Educational Occupancy
  • Fireworks retailer, wholesaler or pyrotechnical display
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Hazardous Materials Use or Storage
  • Hot Work operations (welding, open flame devices)
  • Liquid or Gas Fueled Vehicles in an Assembly or Mercantile Building
  • LP Gas
  • Lumber Yards, Woodworking and Mulching Plants
  • Miscellaneous Combustible Storage greater than 2,500 cubic feet such as:
    • Barrels
    • Boxes
    • Cork
    • Empty packing cases
    • Rubber
    • Rubber tires
    • Similar combustible material
  • Places of Assembly (Occupancy of 50 more people)
  • Repair Garages and service stations
  • Salvage / Junk Yards
  • Spaying or Dipping operations such as automobile spray booths
  • Tents exceeding 900 square feet or 20 tents of any size

This list is provided as a guideline. For more information or to verify if a specific business or occupancy requires a Fire Marshal permit, please call the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-737-8600.

Fire Marshal Contact Information

Linda Hale, Chief Fire Marshal
Phone: 703-737-8600
Email Linda Hale