Fire & Life Safety

The Fire and Life Safety Division provides progressive Fire Code Enforcement, Fire Education and Fire Investigation activities for the City of Hickory.

The Fire and Life Safety Division is located on the second floor of Hickory City Hall. For more information, please contact them at (828) 323-7522, or e-mail Battalion Chief Matt Hutchinson.

The NC Fire Code includes requirements for mandatory operational and construction permits. In order to assist with the issuance of these permits, the Hickory Fire Department has implemented a permitting system. This site includes permit applications and submittal requirements. It also includes other useful information for those involved in construction of a commercial building. More information about the permitting system can be found in the following document: NC State Fire Prevention Code Synopsis of Permit Requirements and Fees.

Fire Department Construction Permits:


Plan Review Submittal Requirements:


Special Operational Use Permits:


Miscellaneous Information:


Fee Schedule:

Fire and Life Safety Staff

76 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
Fire & Life Safety: (828) 323-7522
Office Fax: (828) 323-7476


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