Fire Marshal

P.O. Box 462 / 104 Dobbs Street
Hertford, NC 27944
(252) 426-8283
(252) 426-1850

The Perquimans County Fire Marshal division works to prevent and/or reduce the incidence of fire by increasing the awareness and knowledge of the residents and businesses regarding fire safety, and by ensuring compliance with the North Carolina Fire Code.  This work is accomplished through fire prevention education, fire investigations and compliance inspections.

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

County Forest Rangers

  • (252) 426-5551
  • Robert Lacy – County Forest Ranger
  • Erica Zimmerman – Asst. County Forest Ranger

Request an Inspection

Visit our Building Inspector Page below to fill out a Permit Application.

Online Burning Permit Request

Visit the NC Forest Service to request a burning permit online.

NC Forest Service Burn Permit Request Form

Fire Safety Information

Information for Children & Parents

Information for Homeowners & Renters

Oxygen Safety Resource

Some of the most common fire code Violations Are

  • Failure to have fire extinguishers serviced annually
  • Failure to have fire protection systems serviced
    • fire alarms, sprinkler systems (annual test)
    • hood suppression systems (six month test)
  • Improper use of extension cords
  • Power strips plugged together in a series
  • Inoperative exit signs and emergency lighting
  • Failure to post address numbers
  • Improper locking devices on required exits
  • Poor housekeeping and storage practices
  • Failure to have evacuation plans and employee training
  • Failure to maintain/service electrical, heating and other appliances
  • Locked and blocked exits

Contact Emergency Services

Jonathan Nixon
Emergency Services Director
P.O. Box 563 / 159 Creek Drive
Hertford, NC 27944
(252) 426-5646
Fax: (252) 426-2049

Fee Schedules

Emergency Notification Registration