Fire Marshal's Office

    While City Hall is closed during COVID-19, inspections will be performed virtually, when possible. Our team will work with you to find the best solution possible.

    For building inspections, use the 24/7 Interactive Voice Response System at 240-314-5040. When scheduling an inspection, you must leave a site contact number and an inspector will contact you. Certain inspections will not be able to be performed due to their complex nature. Facetime video is our preferred option for inspections. For those without FaceTime capability, please contact John Bevard at for additional options.

    For fire inspections, complete the request online or email and our fire marshal will contact you.

    The following license-related inspections will be resume May 17:
    • Family daycare
    • Group home
    • Board and care

Summary of Fire Code

Local Fire Code - Chapter 9

The Rockville Fire Marshal's Office was established in 1997 to provide a higher level of service to the citizens and business community within the city limits. The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for the enforcement of fire codes during construction and throughout occupancy to ensure a safe environment for residents, visitors and firefighters.


  • Fire inspections.
  • Fire code enforcement.
  • Fire safety and educational outreach.

If you believe a building is not inline with fire code, complete the building and fire code complaint form.

Still have questions? Contact:

Fire Marshal
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For a second opinion from a supervisor or the director as described in the Customer Bill of Rights.

Contact Information

Ricky W. Barker, AICP
Director of Planning and Development Services
Rabbiah "Robbie" Sabbakhan
Chief of Inspection Services
Carl Young
Fire Marshal
Shannon Patrick
Fire Protection Engineer
Charles Biggus
Fire Codes Plans Examiner
Walter Balma
Senior Fire Codes Inspector
Mary Davis
Fire Codes Inspector