Fire Marshal's Office

Fire Marshal
Jason Osika

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Deputy Fire Marshal
Matthew Brown

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Deputy Fire Marshal
Maria Quinones

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Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (City Hall opens at 8:30am, closes at 5:00pm, and is Closed on City Holidays)

Contact Numbers:
(302) 736-4457 Office
(302) 736-4217 Fax
After hours, please contact the Dover Fire Department Dispatch Center at 302-736-7168

Mailing Address:
City of Dover
Attn: Fire Marshal's Office
15 Loockerman Plaza
Dover, DE  19901

The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office is a division under the City of Dover Planning and Inspections Department. While the City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office works with the Dover Fire Department, the Fire Department is a separate entity which is 100% volunteer. Click on their link for additional information. The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office conducts annual fire and life safety inspections at which time the Fire Marshal checks for compliance with City Ordinances, Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations, and National Fire Protection Association standards. The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office also handles fire complaints and can issue summons for violations found.  The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office is also responsible for Origin and Cause investigations within the City of Dover limits. The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s office also conducts plan review for new construction, modifications to current structures, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and hood and hood suppression systems.

Business License Application
Camper Parking Permit
City of Dover Code of Ordinances: (Chapter 46 is Fire Prevention and Protection)
Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations:
Dover Fire Department:
Electrical Inspection Agencies:
Fire Permit
Fire Protection Disconnection Request Form
Fireworks & Pyrotechnics Display Permit
Knox Box Request Form
Licensed Fire Protection Companies:
Public Occupancy
Special Event Permit
State of Delaware Fire Marshal's Office:

Applicable Codes:
City of Dover Code of Ordinances
2015 Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations
2015 NFPA 1 Fire Code
2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
2013 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
2013 NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems
2014 NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
See Chapter 7 of the Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations for a full list of adopted Codes and Standards
2009 International Building Code