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Fire Inspection
Prevention & Inspections
Fire and Emergency Services Prevention and Inspections manages fire inspections within the City limits and extra territorial jurisdiction. This division also oversees fire protection requirements when a commercial building is being built or renovated, including plan reviews, permits, and associated fees, and the Knox Box program,where with one master key, Firefighters can quickly gain access to commercial and residential property during emergency situations.

Fire and Emergency Services is responsible fire investigations, determining cause of fire and reporting these findings, and also assists with completing fire prevention/life safety programs for local business, civic groups and any other organization upon request.

Fee Schedules
The City of Jacksonville has a fee scheduled for fire inspections.

The initial mandated fire inspection fee shall be at no charge (except in the ETJ which shall be $75). All re-inspection fees where all violations have been corrected within the specified time period inside City limits shall be at no charge/ in the ETJ will be charged $100.00.  All re-inspections where all violations have not been corrected within the specified time period inside City limits shall be calculated at a set rate of $100 in the ETJ will be charged $150.

Fire Inspection

Initial Inspection
Inside City Limits 
Within the ETJ

First re-inspection
(within 30 Days of initial inspection)
Violations Corrected (Inside City Limits)
Violations Not Corrected (Inside City Limits)
 Violations Corrected (ETJ)
 Violations Not Corrected (ETJ)
Additional re-inspection (within 14 Days of first re-inspection)
 Violations Corrected (Inside City Limits & ETJ)
Violations Not Corrected (Inside City Limits & ETJ) $150 

State Mandated Inspections
Fire inspection guidelines are available to assist in preparing for fire inspection, whether yearly, every other year, or once every three years. Below are examples of fire inspection frequencies.

  • Hazardous
  • Institutional
  • High rise
  • Assembly (ie: restaurant, bar, movie theater)
  • Mutlifamily residential
  • Biannual
  • Industrial
  • Educational (except public schools)

  • Business
  • Mercantile
  • Storage
  • Churches and synagogues

Applications & Forms

Questions? Contact Fire Marshal and Division Chief of Prevention John Reed at 910 938-5242.

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