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Fire Prevention
Office Hours and Contact Information


  • Monday's and Thursday's  10:30 AM-11:30 AM (Closed on Holidays)

Permits will be issued and appointments made during the following hours:

  • Monday -  Thursday     8:00 AM - 11:30 PM & 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday                        8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

To make appointments outside the listed hours please email us at 

Fee's for Permit's and associated Inspections are collected at the time a Permit is issued.

Fee's for Fire Prevention Inspections on a permit issued through the Building Department are collected by the Fire Inspector just prior to conducting a scheduled inspection.     
If you have questions for Fire Inspector Karvelas please call during business hours
Monday through Thursday or email him anytime using the email address below. Emails will be answered as soon as possible during his normal business hours. 

Contact Info: 

Chris Karvelas
Fire Prevention Inspector 
8 School St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Ph: (978) 282-3024

Sandra Rallo 
Principal Clerk
8 School St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Ph: (978) 282-3024

Real Estate Transfers
Realtors and Real Estate Agents;

To schedule an inspection for a real estate transfer, a two week advance notice is required.  Requests for inspections received less than two weeks in advance may not be accommodated if the schedule is already full.  Inspection requests should be sent by e-mail to 

After the Fire Prevention office receives a "request for an inspection" an email reply will be generated to confirm the date, time and what is required at the time of the inspection.  It may take up to two (2) business days to respond to email requests during peak request periods.

Voicemail left for the office is discouraged, email is preferred.

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