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While the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office continues to issue permits, it is critical that all customers remember that the COVID-related restrictions of Governor Cooper's executive orders, particularly Order 141 and Order 147, remain in effect. As the situation is fluid, additional executive orders may be forthcoming at any time.
The most recent order places various restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including, but not limited to, mass gatherings of no more than 25 people, wearing face coverings, and observing social distancing. These requirements are subject to change.
Permits issued by Mecklenburg County should not be construed as sanctioning the event or attesting to compliance with other rules or requirements outside the scope of the permit. Permit recipients are responsible for ensuring that events are in compliance with all state and local requirements.
N.C. Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 131 imposes additional restrictions on essential businesses still operating under Executive Order 138. Updated Executive Order 204
To further promote social distancing, businesses and retail establishments will be directed to facilitate greater distances between individuals in their facilities in the following ways:
For guidance on how to properly implement these new measures, business owners and managers should contact the fire marshal’s office with jurisdiction. Facilities inside the Charlotte city limits should contact the City of Charlotte Fire Marshal. Facilities outside the Charlotte city limits should contact the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal at 980-314-3070 or FireMarshal@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov.
Our personnel are highly specialized and trained in various fire and life safety disciplines and community risk reduction methods.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns related to fire and life safety, or to find out more about our services. We can be reached at: (980) 314-3070 or by sending email to:
County services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400