Fire Prevention staff performing a fire inspection at a business

Martin County Fire Prevention conducts annual fire safety inspections for all businesses, licensed facilities, day cares, multi-family buildings, club houses, and places of assembly located in unincorporated Martin County, in accordance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code.

All Martin County businesses are to pre-pay for their annual Fire Safety Inspections by September 30 of each year.


Annual inspection fees are determined by building square footage.

  • 0-2,500 sq. ft. - $50
  • 2,501-5,000 sq. ft. - $100
  • 5,001-20,000 sq. ft. - $200
  • 20,001-100,000 sq. ft. - $300
  • Over 100,000 sq. ft. - $500

Payment Options


By Mail:

Make checks payable to: Martin County Board of County Commissioners 

Martin County Fire Prevention
800 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34994


During a fire safety inspection, inspectors will evaluate whether conditions at a business site are safe or if there are issues that are liable to cause a fire or endanger lives and property as a result of fire.

If compliance issues are identified during your inspection, you will be notified and given a reasonable period of time to correct any existing deficiencies before enforcement action is taken.

Guide to a successful fire inspection: The new and existing business Fire Safety Inspection Checklist has been developed to help you meet fire code requirements and avoid receiving a notice of non-compliance.

Inspection frequency:

Inspection frequency will be on an annual basis for all commercial occupancies per Martin County ordinance. Business owners and other private parties do not need to reschedule inspections year after year; a business or establishment becomes part of the Fire Prevention Division’s inspection schedule after it has been inspected once.

All new businesses are required to have a fire safety inspection as part of the Business Tax Receipt process. Zoning approval by the Growth Management Department is required prior to scheduling your fire inspection.

To schedule a fire inspection for a new business:

Once the zoning approval has been granted and you are provided with a permit number, please contact Fire Prevention to schedule a new business fire inspection at (772) 288-5633.

The Florida Fire Prevention Code requires all food trucks operating in Martin County to have fire safety inspections and to prominently display a dated Food Truck inspection sticker, which will be provided upon completion of a successful inspection.

To schedule an inspection for a food truck:

Contact Martin County Fire Prevention at (772) 288-5633. All food truck inspection reports should then be uploaded to the Compliance Engine database by the fire protection contractor.

Construction, Remodel, Plan Review

Martin County Fire Prevention also performs both plan reviews and construction (technical) inspections to determine fire code compliance for all construction activities involving both new and existing structures built within unincorporated Martin County. These inspections must be "passed" prior to occupancy, and range from a visual check of sprinkler and alarm systems to an observed discharge of a special extinguishing system.

View the links below for inspection guidelines and requirements for construction, remodeling and/or plan review, and contractor checklists:

Tents, Events, Fireworks

Martin County Fire Prevention issues fire code permits for tents, special events (such as fairs and festivals), and fireworks displays. For permit requirements and inspection guidelines, please view the following pages:

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns – before, during or after your fire safety inspection, please discuss these with your inspector. Our goal is always to assist you in maintaining a safe environment for your employees and customers.

Martin County Fire Prevention
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

800 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, Florida, 34994
(772) 288-5633