Fire Marshal Divison

The City of Burton Fire Marshal Division is under the direction of Assistant Fire Chief Kirk Wilkinson.  The Fire Marshal Division consists of State of Michigan Certified Fire Inspectors and State of Michigan Registered Code Officials.  All inspectors are trained to the NFPA Fire Inspector II level as well as NFPA Plans Examiner.  Inspectors also hold credentials through the State of Michigan to inspect and review fire alarm and fire suppression systems.

The following plans are required to be reviewed and approved by the Fire Marshal Division prior to any permits being issued.  This applies to all commercial occupancies:
  • General Building Plans
  • New Suppression Systems
  • New Kitchen Suppression Systems
  • Suppression System Modification
  • Kitchen Suppression System Modification
  • New Fire Alarm System
  • Fire Alarm System Modification
The Fire Marshal Division also issues all permits pertaining to suppression and fire alarm systems.
Fire Department inspectors also observe final acceptance testing of all fire suppression and fire alarm systems.  Final inspections and testing are required before occupancy will be granted.  Inspections are also required for all new business, businesses that change ownership, or businesses that have a major renovation.

Current Codes Enforced by the Fire Marshal Division (click the particular code to view):  
Click the link below for inspection, permit, plan review, and acceptance testing application and fee schedule.   Once you complete the application and permit form (only applicable for alarm and suppression systems) please email the completed forms to  The Fire Marshal Division will then review the forms for accuracy and provide instructions on where to send plans and payment.
Application/Fee Schedule 

If you have any questions please contact the Fire Marshal Division at (810) 742-2158 or