Fire Prevention/Safety


Lafayette County adopted the International Fire Code 2012 edition by board order on May 1, 2015.  Annual fire safety inspections are required for all commercial and public buildings in Lafayette County.

For information regarding fire inspections, please contact the Deputy Chief.

Burn Permits

Burn permits are required for commercial land clearing.

Burn Permits are purchased from the Lafayette County Building & Planning Department at 300 North Lamar Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655. 662-236-0237

Burn Permit Regulations

Once a burn permit is purchased and the requirements have been established, the site will be inspected for compliance by the Lafayette County Fire Department.

Burn permits can be extended beyond the initial 5 working days by contacting the Lafayette County Fire Department Inspector at 662-801-9868 before the permit expires.

In the event of a statewide or county burn ban, all burning must cease until the ban is lifted.  You can view active burn bans here.

Fire Safety Education

To view classes we offer please refer to the Public Education page here.