Contractor Licensing/Registration

Fire certified installer and fire protection company

In order to perform fire alarm and detection equipment and fire protection work in the City of Columbus, contractors are required to register as a Fire Contractor Company .

In addition to being registered as a Fire Contractor Company, at least 1 Fire Certified Installer is required to register and assign their registration to the Fire Contractor Company.

Registered Fire Contractor Companies are permitted to perform work for which the associated Fire Certified Installer registration has been issued. Issuance of a City of Columbus Fire Certified Installer registration shall be determined by the categories listed on the license issued by the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification.

Before making application to work in the City of Columbus as a Fire Certified Individual Installer and Fire Contractor Company, applicants must be licensed by the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification for the type of certification for which application is being made.  

If you do not currently hold the required state certifications, please click the link.You will be redirected to the State of Ohio website. Once you have obtained the required state certification, you may proceed with the City of Columbus application process.

Due to the state licensure requirement, the City of Columbus does not require board approval for fire contractors. However, fire contractors may appear before the Board of Review of electrical contractors for due process complaints (filed against or by the contractor).

Related Code Information:
Chapter 4114 LICENSE AND REGISTRATION-GENERAL PROVISIONS - 4114.115
Chapter 4114 LICENSE AND REGISTRATION-GENERAL PROVISIONS - 4114.117

Below are list of associated forms:

Complete Fire Contractor Registration Packet  
City of Columbus Bond Form  
Assignment/Authorized Signer Form