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Protecting the Public

Fire Marshal: Licenses and Permits

Public assembly, new buildings, change of ownership, occupancy limits, student dormitories, amusement rides, explosives, blasters, fireworks displays, fire escapes and fire exits, fire lanes, and subdivisions

Please visit the website of the State Fire Marshal for more information. Permits being obtained for occupancy within the city limits of the City of Wilmington, City of New Castle, City of Newark, and City of Dover must be obtained from the jurisdictional Fire Marshal for those areas (please see this page for info on the jurisdictional Fire Marshal: and for Town/City Building Inspectors please see

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Department: State Fire Prevention Commission

Division: State Fire Marshal

Application Form

Please visit the State Fire Marshal website for more information:

Applicable Rules and Regulations


Headquarters Division can be contacted by email at and by phone at 302-739-5665.


This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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