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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 

Fire Inspector in action.

Fire Inspector in action.

Effective July 1, 2018, the Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) is establishing a new fee structure for the routine fire inspections that the Prevention Division performs to maintain fire and life safety in the City of Lakeland. The new fee structure comes as a result of a newly adopted resolution. Resolution No. 5450 (Document under ADA Review) outlines the new fee structure that will apply to annual, biennial, and triennial inspections. The fees will be based on the square footage of each structure inspected, utilizing the table below: 

0 - 4,999 sq ft


5,000 - 11,999 sq ft


12,000 - 24,999 sq ft


25,000 - 49,999 sq ft


50,000 - 74,999 sq ft


75,000 - 99,999 sq ft


100,000 - 249,999 sq ft


250,000 - 499,999 sq ft


500,000 - 749,999 sq ft


750,000 - 999,999 sq ft


1,000,000 ^ sq ft


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 help you identify which inspector is assigned to your commercial address.

Fire Inspector Finder

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 Address Search;

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

  • Jesse Baldwin


    (863) 205-6740


    Tuesday - Friday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Mike Green


    (863) 205-6694


    Tuesday - Friday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Taylor Riley

    Taylor Riley


    (863) 999-5412


    Monday - Thursday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Zakary Scripter


    (863) 616-3298


    Tuesday - Friday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • David Sutherland

    David Sutherland


    (863) 209-1989


    Monday - Thursday

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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