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Fire Marshal

The Fire Marshal's office is responsible for enforcing fire prevention codes, performing safety inspections, reviewing plans for development, fire investigations, public education, public information, and other related issues. The Fire Marshal also addresses the many diverse hazards and life safety concerns, including water supplies, hazardous materials, life safety, and fire investigations.

Since 1985, it has been mandated that all structures -- new and existing -- be periodically inspected. This excludes one and two family dwellings. The hazards are then listed for the owner/occupant. It has been estimated that there are approximately 600 facilities in Currituck County that would fall under this mandate.

The Fire Marshal’s office is made up of one full-time employee.

What This Department Does

  • Enforces fire codes and ordinances
  • Conducts safety inspections of businesses and other public buildings
  • Promotes public education regarding fire protection and life safety

What This Department Does Not Do

Home Fire Sprinkler & Fire Extinguishers

Fire Sprinklers save lives! To learn more about the benefits of installing a home system go to the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition website. provides basic information on how to select and use fire extinguishers.

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Contact Information

James Mims, Fire Marshal/Safety Director
Currituck County
153 Courthouse Road, Suite 303
Currituck, NC 27929
Office: 252-232-6641
Fax: 252-232-0015
Email: Send James Mims an email

The Fire Marshal’s office is located in the Inspections Department, 147 Courthouse Road, Currituck, NC.


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.