Fire Inspections

Rutherford County Fire Inspector's Office
(828) 287-6035
Fax (828)287-6338

We are open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and are located at
270 N Toms Street in Rutherfordton.

The Rutherford County Inspection Department's mission is to assist the public in the protection of life and property by minimizing the impact of fire and potential disasters or events that affect the community and environment.

Fire Inspector:  Joey Turrubiarte

Inspection Schedule
The State of NC requires a routine fire inspection be conducted on each commercial establishment in our jurisdiction.  The frequency of these routine inspections is listed in the following table and the fee for this routine inspection is $50. 

  • Once every year:  Hazardous, Institutional, High Rise, Assembly and Residential except one and two family dwellings and only interior common areas of dwelling units of multi-family occupancies

  • Once every two years:  Industrial and Educational (except public schools)

  • Once every three years:  Business, Mercantile, Storage, Churches and Synagogues

    For Fire Permits, click the link to register and apply: Civic Access

Fireworks/Pyrotechnics Permit Application - $50
Other Forms: 
State Pyrotechnics Checklist
State Fireworks Display Checklist


To obtain a burning permit online, try the following link:
Burning Permits


Visit your local fire department.

Helpful Links:
National Fire Protection Association
North Carolina Fire Marshal's Association
American Fire Sprinkler Association
Underwriters Laboratories
NC Child Care Requirements
Wildland Fire Prevention
U. S. Fire Administration
Home Safety Council
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
NC Licensed Sprinkler Contractors