Email Fire Prevention

COVID Updates - Services During the Pandemic and Re-Opening

The Fire Marshal's Office is providing all services at this time, with some modifications to align with the Governor's Safe Start plan approved for King County.  Our employees are following safe worksite guidelines and ask our customers to do so as well at their jobsites. Please note: our walk-in counter at 220 3rd Ave S has limited hours, and we recommend contacting us by email.

The best way to contact Fire Prevention staff is often by email. Most Fire Prevention units have designated email boxes that are monitored throughout the day.

Top Email Contacts

  1. Systems Testing
  2. Fire Code Questions for Existing Buildings
  3. Fire Code Questions for Construction Projects
  4. Impaired Systems
  5. Public Records and Underground Storage Tanks

Fire Prevention Directory

Certification Testing • Exam preparation
• Schedule tests and receive test results
• Renew your certificate
Construction Inspections • Schedule and cancel non-overtime inspections for new construction, remodels and tenant improvements
• Inspection readiness and prerequisites
Construction Inspections
Construction Inspections - Overtime • Schedule and cancel overtime inspections for construction projects Overtime Inspections
Daycare Inspections • Request licensure inspection for daycare facilities Reception
Fire Code Complaints • Report fire code complaints Reception
Fire Code Questions • Existing construction Code Compliance
Fire Department Permits • Apply for hazardous material, special event and place of assembly permits
• Schedule or reschedule hazardous material permit inspections
• For construction permits, contact SDCI or SFD New Construction
SFD Permits
Fire Investigation • Fire post-incident reports
• Arson tip line - call 1-800-552-7766
General Questions • General questions and assistance Reception
Hazardous Materials/
• Questions about your job site
• Inspection readiness and prerequisites
Special Hazards
High-Rise Inspections • Schedule or reschedule inspections
• Inspection readiness and prerequisites
Impaired Systems • Provide SFD notice of red-tagged (out of service) fire protection systems like alarms and sprinklers Impaired Systems
Knox Box • Installation guidelines
• Schedule inspections
Knox Box
Plan Review and Code Questions • New construction, remodels and tenant improvements Plan Review
Proof of Inspection Status • Proof of inspection status or "no violations" letters for state licensing, insurance or other reasons Code Compliance
Records Requests • Public disclosure/records requests - visit the Public Records Request Center Public Disclosure or call 206-386-1400
Special Events • Questions about your upcoming event, including whether you need a permit
• Request fireguard services for stadiums and large events
Special Events
Systems Testing • Info on testing and maintenance for fire alarms, sprinklers, etc.
• Requests to update property records or test due dates 
• To submit test reports, visit
Systems Testing
Underground Storage Tanks • Underground Storage Tank information - visit the Open Data Program Public Disclosure or call 206-386-1400
Violations & Orders to Comply • Notices of Violation (NOVs)
• Orders to Comply (OTCs)
Code Compliance