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Fire Inspections

Mark Pettit


Mark Pettit
Emergency Services, Assistant Director
Phone: (828) 465-8238
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map 25 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Our responsibilities include the regular inspections of over 1175 occupancies. The typical inspection includes confirming that all exits are free of obstructions and ready for immediate use. Also checked are the condition and location of extinguishers and other fire protection equipment, the proper storage and use of hazardous materials, and the condition of electrical and mechanical equipment.

Fire inspections are performed by certified code enforcement officers on a predetermined schedule. The North Carolina Fire Prevention Code serves as the required compliance code along with other building and safety codes.

Other inspection responsibilities include issuing permits on 29 different areas including permits for above ground and underground tank installation and removal, fireworks, blasting, tent structures, and inspections of facilities selling alcoholic beverages. The Fire Marshal’s Office also assists with building plans review of new and remodeled buildings. For more information on Fire Inspections, contact the Catawba County Fire/Rescue Division at 828-465-8238.