Reviewing Proposed Projects & Construction Plans
The Fire Marshal’s Office reviews proposed projects and construction plans submitted through the Monroe County Building Department for compliance with the National Fire Prevention Code (NFPA) as well as the Florida Fire Prevention Code, current edition.
The purpose of the Florida Fire Prevention Code is to prescribe minimum requirements necessary to establish a reasonable level of fire and life safety and property protection from the hazards created by fire, explosion, and dangerous conditions.
Additionally, it is the responsibility of the Monroe County Fire Marshal’s Office to enforce state and local fire and life safety codes. These issues are identified through annual Fire and Life Safety and permit inspections, and complaint investigations. Therefore, this office provides enforcement concerning all life safety issues.
Building Department Permit Inspections
General permitting inspections are done through the Monroe County Building Department, not through Monroe County Fire Rescue. To request a general building department inspection, call the IVR system at 305-295-5160 or visit the building department website.
The ongoing inspection of buildings throughout their lifespan is continually monitored and promoted by the Fire Marshal’s Office via inspections by fire department crews and personnel within the Fire Marshal’s Office.