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Inspections


Fire Inspectors performing plans review.

Fire Inspectors performing plans review.

The Fire Prevention Division conducts fire and life safety inspections in all commercial properties within the City limits on a recurring basis based on the type of occupancy. The inspection process is intended to assist property owners and occupants in preventing potential loss from fire and other safety risks by identifying and informing the occupants of what is needed to comply with the state-mandated Florida Fire Prevention Code.

The Lakeland Fire Department operates in accordance with Rule 69A-60.007 of the Florida Administrative Code, State Statute 633.118, the Florida Fire Prevention Code, and City of Lakeland Ordinance 5869 Resolution 5723 

Fire Inspector in action.

Fire Inspector in action.

Effective July 1, 2018, the Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) established a new fee structure for the routine fire inspections the Prevention Division performs to maintain fire and life safety in the City of Lakeland. The fee structure comes as a result of our adopted Resolution No. 5723 (Document under ADA Review), which outlines the fee structure that applies to annual, biennial, and triennial inspections. The fees are based on the square footage of each structure inspected, utilizing the table below: 

0 - 4,999 sq ft

$50

5,000 - 11,999 sq ft

$75

12,000 - 24,999 sq ft

$125

25,000 - 49,999 sq ft

$150

50,000 - 74,999 sq ft

$175

75,000 - 99,999 sq ft

$200

100,000 - 249,999 sq ft

$250

250,000 - 499,999 sq ft

$300

500,000 - 749,999 sq ft

$350

750,000 - 999,999 sq ft

$400

1,000,000 ^ sq ft

$450

Fees for fire inspections can be found on your fire inspection report. Please do not submit payment as all fees are billed on your Lakeland Electric account. 

Find Your Inspector

Fire Inspectors are responsible for different areas of the department's service area. If you don't know who your fire inspector is, the department has a helpful tool to assist with identifying which inspector is assigned to your commercial address.

The Fire Inspector Finder is easy to use. Just follow the instructions below.

1) Click Here: Fire Inspector Finder.

2) Enter your commercial address in the top left-hand Address Search box.

3) Click in the colored area that corresponds to your address.

4) Find the name and contact information for your assigned inspector in the upper right-hand corner.

If you have difficulty using the tool, please call the Lakeland Fire Department's Prevention Division at (863) 834-8201 for assistance. 

Fire Inspectors/ Investigators

  • Taylor Riley

    Fire Plans Examiner

    Email

     (863) 999-5412 Mobile

     (863) 834-8211 Office

    Available:

    Tuesday-Friday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Mike Green

    Inspector/Investigator II

    Email

    (863) 205-6694

    Available:

    Monday-Thursday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • David Sutherland

    David Sutherland

    Inspector/Investigator II

    Email

    (863) 209-1989

    Available:

    Monday - Thursday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Jesse Baldwin

    Inspector/Investigator I

    Email

    (863) 205-6740

    Available:

    Tuesday - Friday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Zakary Scripter

    Inspector/Investigator I

    Email

    (863) 616-3298

    Available:

    Tuesday - Friday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Chris Walker

    Inspector/Investigator I

    Email

    (863) 220-1491

    Available:

    Monday - Thursday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Holiday Hours: During weeks that contain an observed holiday, all Fire Inspectors work from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM excluding the holiday.

Scheduling an Inspection

If you would like to schedule a fire inspection or have any questions about the permitting and inspection process, please contact your respective Fire Inspector. 

Please allow at least 24 hours advance notice when making inspection arrangements. If you have an immediate need for a Fire Inspector, outside of their regular hours listed below, please contact the Prevention Division at 863-834-8201.