City of Largo, Florida

City of Largo, Florida
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Life Safety

Life Safety

The goal of the Life Safety Division is to reduce injuries, death, and property loss caused by fire thought the enforcement of state and local fire codes. Life Safety's responsibilities include:

Fire Code

By legislation, Florida has adopted the NFPA 1 and 101 and referenced standards as the Florida Fire Prevention Code as the minimum fire code for Florida. State Statute 633.202 compels each municipality, county and special district with fire safety responsibilities to enforce this code. To bring the city in compliance with the legislation, the department completed a comprehensive rewrite of Chapter 6- Fire Protection of the City of Largo Code of Ordinances. Ordinance 2004-13 amending Chapter 6 was passed and adopted in November 2003. Chapter 6 provides for the adoption of the Florida Fire Prevention Code, the establishment of formal guidelines for the placement of fire hydrants, and stipulates the duties and responsibilities of the Fire Rescue Department.

View The Florida Fire Prevention code

Types of occupancies in the Largo Fire District

Low risk occupancies include, but are not limited to:

High risk occupancies and licensed facilities: Pursuant to the Florida Fire Prevention Code, are defined as:

Initial Low risk inspection fees

Largo Fire Rescue Life Safety Division performs low risk inspections on all businesses established in the City of Largo and the Unincorporated areas of Pinellas County

The low risk inspection fee will be assessed annually for all businesses with a physical location excluding home based businesses.

Annual Low risk inspection fees

Beginning October 2015, the fee will be based upon 10% of the Business Tax Receipt Renewal fee. For example if your BTR renewal is $85.00 per year, the inspection fee will be $8.50 per year.

For your convenience an invoice will be sent as part of your annual Business Tax Receipt beginning in July of 2015.


Initial High risk inspection fees

Annual High risk inspection fees

Fire Inspector Assignments

The life safety division is made up of one division chief and four state certified civilian inspectors. The inspectors are responsible for over seven thousand properties within the Largo Fire District.

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