• Tall ships docked at Fort Trumbull during OpSail 2012.

  • The Coast Guard Barque Eagle docked at its home port in New London.

  • The Thames Base Ball Club of New London plays vintage ball at Fort Trumbull.

  • Crowds enjoy the surf and Summer sun at Ocean Beach Park.

  • Art lovers enjoy work at the annual Salon des Independants at Hygienic Galleries.

  • A fish-eye's view of the majestically renovated Garde Arts Theater.

  • A community parade passes City Hall on State Street.

  • A bustling Waterfront Park during SailFest.

  • A lone tug passes Harbor Light on a foggy day on the Thames River.

  • The Reducers rock the boardwalk at Ocean Beach.


New London City Hall
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

PHONE (860) 447-5200
HOURS Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fire Prevention Division

Fire Prevention Permit

The Fire Prevention Division investigates fire causes and supervises the department's building inspection and fire safety program in accordance with the requirements of Connecticut General Statues.  In this assignment, the Fire Marshal integrates the division efforts with those of the Housing Code Enforcement team and various other federal state local agencies.  Among the other assignments are the issuance of various licenses and permits, such as gasoline, pump tank permits.  Back-up personnel assistance for this division is provided by the Battalion Chiefs, whose duties include those of Deputy Fire Marshal, and inspection assistance is provided by other operational personnel assigned on a day-by-day basis.  The Fire Prevention Division is staffed by the Fire Marshal, two Fire Inspectors (one currently vacant) and a Secretary, for a total of four (4) employees.

Contact Information

Address: 289 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320-5521

Fire Marshal Vernon Skau
Phone: (860) 447-5294      

Fire Inspector David Heiney
Phone: (860) 440-6665