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, and business 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-compliances.

With over 2,000 businesses in the City of Stuart, the fire inspectors have a variety of sizes and types of inspections to complete. They also perform numerous other duties to 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 State of Florida has adopted the Florida Fire Prevention Code, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code, and the Florida Building Code. The City of Stuart also abides by specific city ordinances. State statutes give enforcement power to the local jurisdiction.