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State Fire Marshal's Office

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State Fire Marshal's Office
Headquarters
1005 Technology Park Drive
Richmond, VA 23059
Tel:804-371-0220
Fax: 804-371-3367

State Fire Marshal’s Office Information Bulletin

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Virginia State Fire Marshal

Charles E. Altizer, P.E.

The mission of the Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is to provide safety to life and property from fire for the citizens of the Commonwealth. 

To accomplish this mission, the SFMO:

  • utilizes inspectors and engineers to complete fire safety inspections in localities that do not have their own fire code official;
  • conducts building plan reviews for fire safety measures;
  • conducts construction inspections for fire safety systems in state buildings;
  • provides assistance to local building and fire code officials; and
  • responds to complaints and questions from private citizens.

Many of Virginia’s larger urban localities have their own local fire official. Questions or complaints in those localities should be directed to the local fire official.

Additional Information on the State Fire Marshal’s Office:

For more information, e-mail: or call (804) 371-0220.

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Last Updated: Monday, October 6, 2014

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