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Permit Fee Schedule Changes

Effective January 1, 2018

The City of Charleston modified various permit fee schedules in 2017 with an effective date of January 1, 2018.  The Fire Marshal Division will implement the permit, plan review, and associated inspection fee changes for all fire permits issued after January 1, 2018.  Please refer to the following Fire Plan Review and Permitting Information Bulletin at

Please note the approved fees will impact various Building Inspection Division permits and plan review fees.  Please refer to the Building Inspection Division webpage for additional information:


The mission of the Fire Marshal Division is to preserve life and property through community safety education, effective fire inspections, detailed fire plan reviews, and comprehensive fire investigations.



The Fire Marshal Division will be a model agency in fire prevention, community engagement and risk reduction while promoting firefighter, citizen, and community safety and property preservation. 



We believe the best method to protect our first responders and citizens is to prevent the emergency.


We will promote community risk reduction programs which support our mission and reduce the potential for loss of life. 


We believe in educating our citizens and businesses in risk reduction strategies as a means of community preservation.


We are committed to providing professional fire prevention and safety service.


We value partnerships and will strive to promote partnerships throughout the community, region, and state with like minded agencies who will help us preserve our community. 

Crime Stoppers
Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by clicking on the image below or calling 843-554-1111.  You could earn up to $1,000. 


Permit Software Upgrade

All City Departments involved with construction/land development will be switching from BluePrince to EnerGov on AUGUST 14, 2017! Please see flyer for more information.

Energov Flyer


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Fire Marshal Division:

Mailing Address:
2 George Street 
Suite 3800
Charleston, SC 29401

Michael Julazadeh

Chief Fire Marshal
Battalion Chief

Rick Fluegge
Deputy Fire Marshal

Josh Smith
Deputy Fire Marshal

Debbie Brown
Administrative Specialist

Sybil Richardson
Administrative Specialist

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