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Bureau of Fire Prevention

Inspections Section


The Inspections Section is charged with enforcing the State’s Fire Codes, which include over 200 fire safety standards.

Inspections are conducted annually of more than 14,000 state owned buildings and facilities. During the Fiscal Year they also conduct construction inspections for new state-owned or state-leased properties and provide assistance to local fire departments and governments. These inspections include a diverse collection of occupancy classes such as state correctional institutions, all state universities, some medical facilities, industrial facilities, and the Capitol Building itself.

The complexity of these structures requires expertise in construction techniques, fire alarms, smoke evacuation systems, and water-based fire protection systems. This Section also provides on-site educational support to allied enforcement agencies and assists in the delivery of educational programs to Florida’s citizens.

Inspection Field Offices Supervisor Phone
Jacksonville Van Patterson (904) 798-5805
Orlando/Ocala Kimberly Mendoza (407) 316-4791
Tampa/Ft. Myers Agustin Valdes (813) 972-8605
West Palm Beach/Plantation Mike Long (561) 640-6705
Ft. Walton Beach Neal Tate (850) 833-9015
Tallahassee Paul Dyer (850) 413-3171


For more information about the Inspections Section, contact your local Supervisor at the phone number above or email Fire.Prevention@MyFloridaCFO.com . You may also review our Construction Services Guide for additional information regarding inspection procedures, checklists, and fees.

Inspections now has a Public Portal where information related to Inspections of state buildings can be found.

Please feel free to take our Inspections Section Customer Service Survey



Regional Territory Map


Contact Us:
Phone (850) 413-3171
Fax (850) 414-6119
Email: Fire.Prevention@MyFloridaCFO.com
Inspections Section
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Division of State Fire Marshal
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0342