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.

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 Fire and Life Safety inspection for Vacation Rental or Commercial Property (including Daycares) please fill out the form below:

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.

Annual Fire and Life Safety Inspection Fees

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

  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

Fire Suppression Systems - Rough Inspection [Including; Underground Flush, Flow, and Hydrostatic PSI]

Description Fee
Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Test and Certification of new systems $175
Standpipes Test and Certification of new systems $175

Fire Detection / Initiation / Notification Systems

  Description Fee
Refer:
NFPA 72
Fire Alarm Notification, Test and Certification of new systems $100

Technical Professional Services

Description   Fee
Assessed for technical professional services;
Requiring research,
Preliminary plans review,
Zoning hearing applications,
Minor / Major conditional use applications 
Review of engineered life safety plans
First hour
Each additional hour or portion thereof
measured in 15-minute increments 
$150
$100

Re-Inspection Fee

Description   Fee
Single Inspection Annual Fire Inspection Fee Schedule Base Fee
Second Inspection 1st Re-Inspection $0
Third Inspection 2nd Re-Inspection Base Fee + $50
Additional Inspections - Incur an incremental
$50 over the cost of the Re-Inspection
3rd and subsequent Re-Inspections Prior Fee Paid +
Additional $50

Standby Fire Personnel or Fire Watch Personnel

Description Fee
The hourly rate will be invoiced to applicant per position  
Hourly rate will be adjusted annually based on labor agreement  
           Firefighter/Fire Inspection $30
           Fire Supervisor $45
Minimum Charge for Standby Fire Personnel or Fire Watch Personnel:  
The minimum charges for off-duty services shall be the amount applicable for four (4)  
Collection of Fees and Payment to Employees:  
Permittee is required to remit cost of the service within fifteen (15) days prior to the date of the permitted activity  
Utilization of Vehicles:  
Equipment Type Rate
ATV Rescue $45 / hour
Rescue Vehicle - ALS $200 / hour
Engine / Tanker $200 / hour
Ladder $200 / hour