*** NOTICE ***
The Lakeland Fire Department requires contractors to have permits prior to any installation, modification, or removal of fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, suppression systems, smoke control systems, or underground fire lines. Even if you are only adding one sprinkler head, moving one sprinkler head, or moving one fire alarm device, a permit is required. Permits are also required for the installation, removal, or abandonment of above ground or underground fuel tanks, the erection of tents over 900 square feet, fireworks or pyrotechnic displays, sparkler sales, and haunted houses.
The Lakeland Fire Department no longer issues Open Burning permits. As of September 1, 2016, all Burn Authorizations are issued by the Florida Forest Service. For more information on Burn Authorizations, please call the Lakeland District Field Unit of the Florida Forestry Service at (863)940-6701 or visit their website.