Denton Living

Welcome To the Town of Denton Website

Denton is a small town located in southeastern Davidson County, North Carolina. The town occupies 1.98 square miles, and is situated approximately 30 miles southeast of Winston-Salem..

Home to nearly 1,700 residents, and over 170 businesses, Denton represents small-town America at its best. For those who like to stay close to home, you can find a wide variety of restaurants, retail stores, and service providers, and small community churches right here in town. Our close proximity to Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro allows for an easy commute for those who wish to end their busy workday in a quiet place.

With High Rock Lake only 5 miles away, Denton residents enjoy one of the most coveted recreational areas in the state. We are also home to the Southeast Old Threshers' Reunion, at the Denton Farmpark—the largest display of antique farm, gasoline, and steam equipment in the Southeastern United States.

Denton is supported by our own police and fire departments. Our water treatment plant supplies abundant fresh drinking water for Denton and surrounding communities.

Whether you are looking for a quiet place to raise a family, or a place to operate your business, we believe you will find Denton the perfect place in which to build your future.


                                  Online Payments Click on the Proper Icon Below:

                           water icon 2       Misc 2

Apparatus 2

A Denton Fire Department Fire Engine.

Flag of Heros

The Flag of Heros carried by one of our fire trucks. The flag contains the names of first responders who perished in the line of duty on 9/11.


fire truck 1Thank you for your interest in seeking a position with the Denton Volunteer Fire Department. As a volunteer organization, we believe protecting lives and property is a life calling. If you feel called to serve our community as a volunteer fire fighter, we invite you to

Please contact the Fire Chief if you are interested in serving with the men and women of the Denton Volunteer Fire Department.


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 143
Denton, NC 27239

Physical Address
101 West Newsome Avenue
Denton, NC 27239

Current Firefighter Positions Within the Denton Department

Volunteer Firefighter

Denton, NC

This is an volunteer firefighter position. Duties include: maintaining and cleaning equipment and the station house, suppressing fires, administering first aid, driving emergency vehicles, and other duties as may be needed.


  • No experience required. Training provided.

Contact the Fire Chief for more information.

Part-time Firefighter Positions available. 

Contact Town Hall for more details, 336-859-4231



Do I need a burning permit, and how can I get one?
Depending on your location and other factors, you may be required by law to obtain a burning permit before doing open burning. Burning permits are not issued locally, and you must contact the North Carolina Forest Service to obtain your permit. The Forest Service website includes information to help you decide if a permit is necessary in your situation. You may also contact the Denton Volunteer Fire Department, if you need assistance or have questions.

How can I become a volunteer fire fighter for the Denton Volunteer Fire Department?
A Message From The Chief: If you would like to come and be a part of this great organization, and become part of our family, I would love to talk with you. Volunteer applications are accepted Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the first station.

Do businesses within the Denton town limits have to provide keys to the fire department?
No. In fact, the Denton Volunteer Fire Department does not accept keys. Instead, we strongly encourage all businesses to obtain and install a Knox-Box, which will allow firefighters to access your keys when responding to an emergency at your location. The use of a Knox-Box is voluntary, but can minimize damage caused by firefighters having to enter your building forcefully if keys are not available to them. Contact the Denton Volunteer Fire Department if you have any questions.

Can the Denton Volunteer Fire Department install my car seat?
Sorry, but we do not provide that service. You can contact the North Carolina Highway patrol in Lexington for assistance. Their phone number is 336-249 -0247.

Can firefighters respond quicker if I call the fire department directly in case of emergency?
No. For emergencies, you will receive faster service by calling 911 directly.

Can fire department personnel assist me with obtaining smoke detectors, or changing my batteries?
The Denton Fire Department works in conjunction with the Red Cross to provide and install smoke detectors for those who need them. Contact the Piedmont chapter of the Red Cross for more information. Their phone number is 336-333-2111.

How can I get a copy of an Incident Report, if the fire department responds to an emergency on my property?
You may pick up a copy of an Incident Report for an emergency on your property by visiting the Denton Fire Department. Incident Reports are available between 8:30 a.m.and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.