Fire Prevention


The Fire Prevention Office is responsible for the inspection and review of businesses, building plans and permitting pertaining to fire code compliance. This is accomplished through code compliant plan reviews and inspections for new structures, annual fire inspections for existing structures, and local business tax inspections.

Through these inspections, our intentions are to protect business owners from potential fires before they occur and to protect the public while on these premises.

Duties & Services

Our goal is to educate property owners on fire safety in the workplace and correct all non-compliance.

With over 2,000 businesses in the City of Stuart, our fire inspectors are always busy. Examples of the duties include:

  • Annual fire inspections
  • Building permit reviews
  • Building plan reviews
  • Fire alarm reviews
  • Fire investigations
  • Fire sprinkler reviews
  • Local business tax fire inspections

Relevant Codes, Statutes & Ordinances

The Florida Fire Prevention Code is adopted by the State Fire Marshal at three-year intervals as required by Chapter 633.202 Florida Statutes. This complex set of fire code provisions are enforced by the local fire official within each county, municipality,             and special fire districts in the state. The most recent edition of the Florida Fire Prevention Code, along with the adopted publications in FAC 69A-60.005, is hereby adopted as the fire code of the City of Stuart. In cases where Fire Codes and the Florida Fire Prevention Code differ, the more stringent requirements shall be applied.