Construction Permits, Plans Review & Inspections

For any new construction or up fit project within the Town Limits of Mooresville that requires a building permit, a Fire Marshal’s Office review is required.

All plans should be submitted to the following address along with an application and associated fees.

Mooresville Fire-Rescue
 Fire Marshal’s Office
 457 North Main Street
 Mooresville, NC 28115
 Attention: Plans Review

Fire Marshal Construction Plans Review Application (PDF)

Fire Marshal Plan & Inspection Fees (PDF)

Plan Review Flow Chart (PDF)

MFR Aerial Apparatus Autoturn 

Internal Review of Inspection Decisions (PDF)

Key Box Requirements

Mooresville Fire-Rescue requires that key boxes be provided in accordance with the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code.

Section 506.1 Where required. Where access to or within a structure or an area is restricted because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for life-saving or firefighting purposes, the fire code official is authorized to require a key box to be installed in an approved location. The key box shall be of and approved type and shall contain keys to gain necessary access as required by the fire code official. Key boxes that are approved are by the Knox Box Company. We recommend the simplest box be order unless there are special circumstances, which can be discussed. The boxes can be ordered at Once the order is received at Knox Companies and approval will be required by this office.

Mooresville Fire-Rescue does require a key box on certain buildings in certain cases.

Visit the Knox Box website to order key boxes online

Historic Downtown Construction Projects

Within the downtown portion of Mooresville a Primary Fire Limit area has been established as required by North Carolina General Statute. When conducting a construction project or up-fit within this area special codes and standards are to be considered. More information on the Primary Fire Limits.