Fire Marshal's Office

The Fire Marshal is charged with the administration of the City Fire Code and fire and life safety regulations.  The Fire Marshal's Office directs fire prevention and community risk reduction activities in our community.  The City of Bainbridge Island’s Planning and Community Development Department is responsible for the administration of building, shoreline, environmental, and subdivision regulations.  The Fire Marshal’s office supports the City by providing plan review services as well as new construction and permit inspections.  Annual fire and life safety inspections for businesses and operations permit inspections are performed by fire department inspectors under the supervision of the Fire Marshal. 


Fire and Life Safety Inspections

Regular fire and life safety inspections are a critical part of fire prevention. They not only protect people and property but also might protect economic interests. By preventing or reducing losses, the community can help contain the cost of insurance and could help businesses avoid financial disasters stemming from fires. An inspection includes the following review:

  • Update and review vital information.
  • Review of compliance with the Fire Code (IFC).
  • Review of building layout by fire personnel for pre-incident information and training.
  • Review of building fire protection systems for pre-incident information and training.
  • Review of site hazards, access, and evacuation routes.

What can I do to be ready for my inspection?

Please review the following pre-inspection self-check list to prepare for an upcoming inspection. Keep in mind this checklist is only a guideline and may not address every situation or violation that could arise. If you have questions, please call our Fire Inspector at 206-451-2035.

Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Permits

Fire alarm and Fire Sprinkler permits for residential or commercial projects can now be submitted online with the City of Bainbridge Island without an appointment.  

When you’re ready to apply online:


Quick links:


Burn Bans

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Fire Danger Status Boards


Knox Box

Outdoor Burning Regulations

Security Gates

Smoke Alarms


Wildfire Risk Reduction & Mitigation

**Wildland Urban Interface Code (WUI) UPDATE**