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.
Fees are associated with all permits. If you are completing an application for a permit please refer to the fee list available here.
It is the responsibility of the permit applicants to provide payment for the fee.
Changes to the fees and a set number of inspection for each Underground Fire Line Permit will take effect July 1, 2018. Read the newly adopted resolution, Resolution No. 5450 (Document under ADA Review), which shows the new fee and what inspections are included in the permit fee.
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.
For more information on where open burning is permitted or not, please read our informational flyer here.