Knox Box Program

Knox Box Program
The North Carolina Fire Code requires that key boxes, when required, be installed in an approved location. In accordance with Lincolnton Fire Department guidelines, any commercial building meeting the below criteria requires the installation of a Knox Box for rapid entry by the Lincolnton Fire Department:
  • High rise buildings.
  • Gated communities (Knox Box or Knox Switch).
  • Buildings that use, store, manufacture or process hazardous materials under Title III of the Federal Super Fund Amendments.
  • Buildings equipped with a fire alarm or fire sprinkler system.
  • Buildings with Elevators.
  • Other buildings that could create any unreasonable delays for LFD access, as determined by the Fire Marshal.
Ordering Information
Orders may be made on-line at or by calling the Lincolnton Fire Department (704-736-8920) for a mail-in order form.
: For the jurisdiction, be sure to specifically indicate the box is in the jurisdiction of "Lincolnton Fire Department-NC".

Box Style and Box Service
For most applications, the 3200 Series box style will suffice. Once the box has been installed and a set of keys for the entire building are acquired, call the Lincolnton Fire Department (704-736-8920) for a representative to place the box in service.

Contact Us

  1. Ryan Heavner

    Fire Chief

    Fire Department

    Physical Address
    116 W Sycamore St.
    Lincolnton, NC 28092

    Mailing Address
    Attn: Fire Department
    P.O. Drawer 617
    Lincolnton, NC 28093-0617

    Phone: 704-736-8920
    Fax: 704-736-8929


    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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