Fire Prevention Bureau

We have an Administrative Assistant Chief assigned to the Fire Prevention/Investigation bureau. 


  • Areas of responsibilities include but not limited to:
    • Plans Reviews
    • New Construction Inspections
    • Existing Building Inspections
    • Foster Care and Adoptive Care Inspections
    • Fire Suppression System Inspections  
    • Fire Alarm System Inspections
    • Renovation Inspections
    • Fire Cause Investigations
    • Arson Investigation
    • Storage Tanks
  • The fire department conducts fire safety inspections on commercial occupancies within the City of Zanesville

Storage Tank Installations

Permits are required for Above Ground Tank (AST) tank installations. Underground Storage Tank installations and removals are delegated to the State of Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office.

Important Links

Ohio Open Burn Rules

Zanesville Ordinance on Open Burning