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Important Notice

May 18, 2020


Re: Fireworks Season


Fort Bend County will proceed with the 2020 Fireworks Season, please visit the fireworks website for information/application.


April 27, 2020


Re: Business Operations at the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal's Office


The Fort Bend County Fire Marshal's Office is still open for business.  However, due to combating the spread of COVID-19, our normal practices and operations have slightly changed.


  • We will no longer accept credit cards.  All permit payments must be made via check or money order.
  • Plans pick-up will only be allowed by appointment.  Pick-ups will only be on Monday mornings, between the hours of 8am and 12pm.  Public will need to call our office and schedule an appointment to pick-up plans.
  • Certificates of Compliance can be picked up daily by appointment.  Public will need to schedule the pick-up time.
  • We will not schedule any in-person meetings in our office.

Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office is making a change to the plans submittal process.  An added benefit of this change is that plans can be submitted 24 hours a day.  Plans will now only be submitted by inserting them into a drop off container that is located in front of our office.  Below lists the requirements that you need to complete when dropping off plans or paying permit fees:

    • Ensure that you submit two (2) sets of plans
    • Attach an envelope with your plans submittal
      • Mark the envelop with:
        • Name of project
        • Address of project
      • The envelope needs to include:
        • Fully completed permit application (application)
          • Ensure project name and address is correct
          • Include submitting party name, phone number, and e-mail
        • Check or money order for the permit fee ( permit calculator)
    • Any additional fees should be submitted in the same manner


    Our clerks will then receive and process your plans submittal and/or fee payment.  You will then receive an e-mail with a receipt of your submission.  To schedule an inspection, or if you have any questions, please call our office at (281) 238-1500.

  1. If you have questions regarding a construction project, please contact Deputy Chief Warner Preston at (281)238-1500 or by email at
  2. If you have questions regarding an investigation, please contact Deputy Chief Randy Corliss at (281)238-1500 or by email at
  • Inspections will only be performed on a case-by-case basis, and with authorization of command staff.  Please contact Deputy Chief Preston regarding inspections.


Should you have any other questions, please contact our office at (281)238-1500.


COVID FMO Letter[901]


As of October 1, 2019, unincorporated Fort Bend County will utilize the 2018 International Fire Code, related Local Amendments and the Fort Bend County Fire Code [PDF].


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