State Fire Marshal’s Office – Mississippi Electronic Protection Divison (MEPD)

The SFM MEPD licenses companies and individuals for commercial and residential burglar alarm systems, electronic access control and closed circuit television.  *There are currently no statewide licensing requirements for fire alarms.  Check the local jurisdiction you are doing work in.

Phone (601) 359-1066

Click here for the SFM MEPD website.

Administration Code

     Click here to view the rules and regulations.

Law Reference

     Mississippi Electronic Protection Licensing Act

               Click here to view Senate Bill 2697 (as sent to the Governor), effective July 1, 2014

               Click here to view the law:

                    Title 73: Professions and Vocations
Chapter 69:  Mississippi Electronic Protection Licensing Act
73-69-1.  Short title
73-69-3.  Purpose
73-69-5.  Definitions
73-69-7.  Administration and enforcement of chapter; powers and duties of State Fire Marshal; application procedure…
73-69-9.  Issuance of Class A license; display; employment of Class B license holder; duty of designated agent to …
73-69-11.  Application for Class B, C, D and H licenses; educational requirements; automatic disqualification, …
73-69-13.  Class B, C, D and H license holders authorized to perform certain work
73-69-15.  Exemptions from licensure requirement
73-69-17.  Duration and renewal of licenses
73-69-19.  Fees, Electronic Protection Licensing Fund created
73-69-21.  Electronic Protection Licensing Advisory Board created; composition; appointment of members; terms, …
73-69-23.  Offenses
73-69-25.  Penalties
73-69-27.  Construction and effect of chapter
73-69-29.  Injunction for violation of chapter
73-69-31.  Alarm contracting company to return electronic protective system codes to factory default setting under …
73-69-33.  Appeal process
73-69-35.  Subpoena and examination of witnesses

Mississippi Electronic Protection Licensing Advisory Board

Board MemberAppointed ByRepresentingAppointment Ends
Bart WilliamsGovernorMS Northern Supreme Court District6/30/18
Ed TrimGovernorMS Central Supreme Court District6/30/17
Ron BrunGovernorMS Southern Supreme Court District 6/30/16
Jack TorrenceState Fire MarshalAlarm Manufacturing Industry1/20/20
Frank NicholsGovernorLaw Enforcement Officer1/10/20
Thomas WalkerGovernorPrivate Sector7/1/20
Robert PickeringState Fire MarshalEmployee of the Office of the State Fire Marshal *Chairman of the Advisory Boardn/a