Inspections

a firefighter at a business with business owner reviewing a pre-fire plan

The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for inspecting new and existing buildings. The purpose of the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Program is to ensure safe businesses and to provide risk reduction to building owners, employees, customers, tenants, visitors, and firefighters in case of a fire or other emergency in the building. Fire and life safety inspections and pre-fire planning are part of our Fire Prevention Program which places a high priority on the welfare and safety of the public while minimizing potential fire and life safety hazards. These inspections are necessary for the safety of the individuals and patrons of this building to ensure that any preventable future incident may be averted.

Inspection Checklists

Property Emergency Contact Information Request

Monroe County Fire Department requests emergency contact information and other pertinent property information that may affect emergency responses to your property.

This form is conditional on verification from Monroe County Fire Department and does not guarantee immediate action. Preference is to have at least two points of contact along with contact numbers.

Request an Annual Fire and Life Safety Inspection

To request a daycare or vacation rental inspection, fill out the form below.

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.

Annual Fire and Life Safety Inspection Fees

Resolution 104-2020 adopted the Fire Prevention Inspection Fee Schedule that will become effective October 1, 2021.

  1. Zully Hemeyer

    Executive Assistant
    Phone: 305-289-6020

  2. Fire Marshal's Office

    Physical Address
    490 63rd St. Ocean
    Marathon, FL 33050

    Phone: 305-289-6020


Major Occupancy Classifications

Group Occupancy Classification Occupancy Load Fee
B / M
Business / Mercantile
Under 1,000 SF
1,000 - 9,999 SF
10,000 - 19,999 SF
20,000 SF +
$100
$200
$300
$400
R-1 Vacation Rentals 1 bedroom
2 - 3 bedrooms
4+ bedrooms
$100
$200
$300
R-1 Transient: Hotel / Motel Under 1,000 SF
1,000 - 9,999 SF
10,000 - 19,999 SF
20,000 SF +
$100
$200
$300
$400
A-1, A-2, A-3 Assembly Up to 49
50 - 99
100 - 300
301 - 1,000
1,000 +
$100
$150
$200
$250
$300
E Daycare; Occupancies with 5 or more
infants less than 2 1/2 yrs and
children to 5 yrs
5 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 50
51 +
$100
$150
$200
$250
F-1 Industrial / Manufacturing: Primarily used
for industrial, manufacturing, fabrication, repairs;
Body Shops, Boat Yards, Welding/Fabrication,
Powder Coating, etc.
0 - 1,000
1,001 - 5,000
5,001 - 10,000
10,001 +
$100
$150
$200
$300

High Hazard

  Occupancy Classification Occupancy Load Fee
  Refer to NFPA 30: Flammable /
Combustible Liquids (Gasoline, Diesel)
0 - 30,000 gal.
Aggregate 30,001 - 60,000 gal.
Aggregate 60,001 gal. +
$100
$200
$300
  Refer to NFPA 58: LPG Code (Propane) 0 - 30,000 gal.
Aggregate 30,001 - 60,000 gal.
Aggregate 60,001 gal. +
$100
$200
$300
  Refer: Piers, Wharfs, Docking Facilities  5 - 20 slips
21 - 40 slips
> 40 slips
$100
$150
$200

Health Care

Group Occupancy Classification Occupancy Load Fee
I Hospitals: based on
number of beds
1 - 100 beds
Each additional bed
Maximum Fee
$200
$20
$400

Special Events - Fireworks

Group Classification  Fee
FW Fireworks, Pyrotechnic Displays, Flame $200
  Operators Certification; Annual Renewal $150
  Open Burning - FINE - not permitted
by Florida Forest Service
$400

Special Events - Public Assembly; Outside

Group Classification Occupancy Load Fee
PA Public Assembly 0 - 250
251 - 350
351 - 999
< 999
$150
$200
$300
$400

Special Events - Support

Group Occupancy Classification Occupancy Load Fee
PA Temporary; Tents, Awnings, Tarps, etc. 0 - 15 temporary structures
16 - 25
1,250 SF aggregate structures
$75
$100
$175

Special Events - Public Assembly; Inside

Group Occupancy Classification  Occupancy Load Fee
PA Trade Shows, Festivals, Exhibits,
Haunted Houses, etc.
0 - 100 persons
101 - 300 persons
301 - 1,000 persons
> 1,000 persons
$100
$150
$200
$300

Storage Facilities

Group Occupancy Classification Number of Units or Sq. Ft.   Fee
S Storage; Marinas, Boat Storage Boat dry storage; base fee   $100
    Open rack storage;
Including fire 
suppression test
0 - 25 bunks
26-100 bunks
> 100 bunks
$100
$200
$300
    Covered bunk storage;
Including fire
suppression test
0 - 25 bunks
26-100 bunks
> 100 bunks
$150
$250
$350
  Storage; Self-Storage Units 0 - 1,000 SF
1,001 - 5,000 SF
5,001 - 10,000 SF
10,001 - 20,000 SF
> 20,000 SF
  $100
$200
$300
$400
$500
  Storage; Aircraft Hangars < 12,000 SF
12,000 - 40,000 SF
> 40,000 SF
  $100
$250
$400

Mobile Home / RV Parks

Group Occupancy Classification Number of units Fee
  Mobile Home Park 0 - 25 sites
26 - 75 sites
> 75 sites
$100
$150
$200
  RV Park 5 - 25 sites
26 - 75 sites
> 75 sites
$100
$150
$200

Fire Suppression Systems

Group Occupancy Classification Number of units Fee
A / B Temporary Mobile Food Truck / 
Concession trailer
Per Hood / Plenum $100
Refer:
NFPA 13
NFPA 14
NFPA 20
NFPA 25
Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Test
and Recertification 

Standpipes Test and Recertification
Fire Pumps Test and Recertification 
0 - 20 heads
21 - 49 heads 
> 49 heads
Complete system
Complete system
$200
$300
$400
$300
$300