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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 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.

The Fire and Life Safety Division is located on the first floor of Hickory City Hall. For more information, please contact them at (828) 323-7522.

Fire Department Construction Permits:

Plan Review Submittal Requirements:

Special Operational Use Permits:

Miscellaneous Information:

Fee Schedule:

Fire and Life Safety Staff

Fire Marshal - Stephen Craig
Administrative Assistant - Mary Lowman
Fire Inspector - Derek Brittain
Fire Inspector - Chad Houston
Fire Inspector - Thomas Raper
Fire Inspector - Chad Shull
Fire Education Specialist - Terri Byers
Fire Education Assistant - Alma Solis