Fire Marshal, Inspections, Prevention
The Fire Marshal’s Office is committed to a Fire Prevention Program that places a high priority on the welfare and safety of the public while minimizing potential fire and life safety hazards. The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for fire prevention and education, plan reviews for permitted work and related construction inspections, and compliance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code, current edition.
Our goal is to provide a high level of life safety and property protection measures for the community and first responders through our inspection services, educational events, and enforcement of the Code.
The Monroe County Fire Marshal’s Office is dedicated to protecting Monroe County citizens in reducing the risks that cause loss of life and property due to fire and related hazards. This department is dedicated to fire prevention education, fire investigations, and commercial and vacation rental compliance inspections. The Monroe County Fire Marshal’s office covers unincorporated Monroe County from Ocean Reef to Stock Island. Responsibilities include:
- New Construction Review
- Fire investigations
- Fire Prevention Outreach
- Commercial Properties
- Vacation Rentals
- Permits and Code Compliance
Fire Prevention Resources
- State of Florida Fire Marshal
- National Fire Protection Association
- U.S. Fire Administration
- Fire Extinguisher 101
- The Red Guide to Recovery
- Florida Fire Prevention Code, current edition
- Department of Forestry Know the Law
Municipal Fire Marshals
Monroe County Fire Rescue services the unincorporated areas of Monroe County. For fire rescue services within the cities in Monroe County, contact the municipal fire departments.
- Does Monroe County recharge fire extinguishers?
- My house caught fire and Monroe County Fire Rescue put it out. My insurance company needs a copy of the fire report. How can I obtain this?
- My insurance company needs to know the distance between my home and the nearest fire station and fire hydrant. Where can I find this information?
- How do I report a leaking fire hydrant?
- Who can I call to schedule a fire inspection for a new business or school or daycare facility?
- How can I arrange to have a fire truck to come to my school, or to have my class visit a fire station?
- How can I obtain a fireworks permit?
- How can I obtain a burn permit?
- What do I do with old paint, pesticides and other dangerous chemicals that I don't want?