The City of Stuart Fire Prevention Office is responsible for the annual Life Safety inspections, business tax license fire safety inspections, building plans review and permitting inspections pertaining to fire code compliance. It is also responsible for conducting all Origin/Cause Fire Investigations within the City of Stuart jurisdiction. Through these inspections our intentions are to protect business owners and citizens from potential fires before they occur, and to protect the public while in these premises.
Our goal is to educate property owners on fire safety in the workplace and correct all non-compliances.
The State of Florida has adopted the Florida Fire Prevention Code, NFPA Life Safety Code, and the the City of Stuart has adopted this as the "Fire Code". The City of Stuart also abides by specific city ordinances that pertain to fire prevention. State statues give enforcement power to the local jurisdiction, known as the Authority Having Jurisdiction, to enforce all Fire Codes adopted.
With thousands of 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:
- Local Business Tax Fire Inspections
- Annual Fire Inspections
- Building Plan Reviews for Fire Code Compliance
- Building Permit Inspections for Fire Code Compliance
- Fire Alarm Reviews
- Fire Sprinkler Reviews
- Fire Investigations