Permit Plans Review & Florida Fire Prevention Code Compliance

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.

Inspecting Projects

Projects must be inspected throughout the Monroe County Building Department process to ensure the building is following the appropriate codes and standards and that the safety of the public and the firefighters during this process is being addressed.

Ongoing Inspections

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.