Fire Prevention

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Effective July 10, 2020, Governor Baker's order allowing the deferment of required smoke detector inspections has been rescinded.

All smoke detector inspections that were deferred as a result of this order must be completed by October 9, 2020

The Chelmsford Fire Prevention Office has resumed performing inspections for smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector placement for the sale of a home. Inspections must be applied for online by using the Online Permitting link.

If you have already applied for an inspection, please contact the Fire Prevention Office at (978) 251-4288 to schedule your inspection. If there is no application on file for your inspection, please fill out an application on the Town of Chelmsford Fire Department Permitting site and then call to schedule.


Click here for the CFD Online Permitting Site!

The mission of the Chelmsford Fire Department Fire Prevention Office is to help ensure a community that is free from fire hazards through a combination of education, inspections, and enforcement actions. The Fire Prevention Office works cooperatively with residents and other stakeholders in order to create an environment where fire safety is a primary concern for all. The fire prevention office is the permitting authority for flammable and combustible materials storage and sprinkler and fire alarm plan reviews among other items 

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Fire Prevention Information

Fire Prevention Office


50 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Inside Chelmsford Town Hall;
Room LL05