Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Orders / Fire Marshal Reviews

Orders / Fire Marshal Reviews

Click here to request a Fire Marshal Review online

You are encouraged to submit your request online.  If you are unable to do so, contact the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management to obtain a copy of the “Application for a Fire Marshal Review of an Order” form.  The form contains instructions to submit by email, fax, or mail. 

Questions? Contact the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management by phone at 647-329-1100 (toll-free at 1-800-565-1842) or by email at OFMEMReviews@ontario.ca.

Orders

A fire department inspector who has carried out an inspection of land or premises has authority under sections 21(1) and 21(2) of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 to issue an Order to the owner or occupant to take measures necessary to ensure fire safety on the land or premises.

Any person who is aggrieved by the Order may make a request to the Fire Marshal for a review of the Order. For more information, see Part VI of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.

If you have been served with an Order, it is important to either comply by the date set out in the Order or to request a review of the Order, otherwise you may be subject to penalties as specified in section 30 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.

Fire Marshal Reviews

A request for a Fire Marshal Review may be made if you are:

  • Disputing the action required by the Order.
  • Asking for additional time to comply with the Order.
  • Aggrieved by the Order for any other reason.

A request for a Fire Marshal Review must be made within 15 calendar days after the Order is served.

If you miss this deadline or if you need additional time to make this request, you may apply to the Fire Marshal for an extension within 30 calendar days after the Order is served.

You are not required to comply with an Order while it is under review by the Fire Marshal until a decision is issued, however, there may be exceptions where necessary for public safety.