Fire Prevention Office

 Fire Marshal Badge

Updated Fee Changes - 2022

2022 Fee Table(PDF, 221KB)

Important Arlington County Fire Prevention Code Update(s)

Arlington County Fire Prevention Code Modifications to the 2018 Statewide Fire Prevention Code:

Section 320 Recharging and Storage of Personal Electronic Transportation Devices

320.1 General: Recharging and Storage of commercially owned personal electronic transportation devices, to include but not limited to scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, all classes of pedal and throttle assist bicycles, and roller blades is prohibited in multifamily dwellings.

Except that the following are not subject to the above requirement:

     1. Wheelchairs and other ADA-related mobility aids or devices and traditional higher speed transportation devices such as cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles.

     2. Personally owned electronic transportation devices as listed above will be permitted at one device per 200 square feet.

320.1.1 Notification: The person in control or management agent of multi-family residential occupancies shall notify their tenants or occupants in writing of the prohibitions outlined in Section 320.1 of this code. Such notification shall occur when the tenant or occupant initially occupies, renews a lease, and periodically thereafter as may be necessary to ensure compliance. 

Full Copy of the Arlington County Fire Prevention Code


Arlington County enforces the 2018 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code and Arlington County Fire Prevention Code for the protection of life and property from fire and explosive hazards. Call 703-228-4644 with any questions for the Fire Marshal’s Office.

Quick Guide to Select Sections of Fire Prevention Code:

Permit Applications

Arlington Restaurant Initiative

In an effort to increase safety for citizens and to provide restaurant owners and staff with resources to maximize their safety and viability, the Arlington County Police Department has partnered with County agencies to establish the Arlington Restaurant Initiative (ARI).  The Arlington County Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) collaborated in the development of the effective practices and ARI standards.

The primary focus of the FMO in the initiative is working with businesses to provide guidance on fire safe practices for businesses and Assembly occupancies, such as proper maintenance of mechanical and fire protection equipment, maintaining safe capacity levels in compliance with the Statewide Fire Prevention Code and the approved Capacity Certificate for COs issued prior to March 2022 or Maximum Occupant Load Sign for COs issued March 2022 onward, and ensuring safe and efficient access and egress is properly maintained.

Arlington Restaurant Initiative (ARI)

Fire Prevention Office

1020 N. Hudson St.
Arlington, VA 22201

703-228-4655 (fax)

Contact Us

Call 911 for Emergencies
703-558-2222 (Non-emergency requests)
703-228-3362 (Fire Chief’s Office) Email
703-228-4644 (Fire Prevention) Email
571-242-0271 (Media Relations) Email 
TTY 703-228-4611