Low-hazard (triennial inspections)
- Initial inspection: No fee
- First re-inspection if needed: No fee
- The second re-inspection: $100 fee
- All subsequent re-inspections: 150 fee each
High and licensed businesses will be charged an initial inspection fee of $100 up to 10,000 square feet and additional $50 for each additional 10,000 square foot increments. Re-inspection fees are based on the information below.
Up to 10,000 Square Feet
- Initial Inspection: $100
- First re-inspection: No fee
- Second re-inspection: $100
- Subsequent inspections: $150
- Initial Inspection: $100 + $50 per each 10,000 square feet
- First re-inspection: No fee
- Second re-inspection: Initial fee
- Subsequent inspections: 1.5 times initial fee
What are some common violations?
Extension cords cannot be used as a substitute for permanent wiring. Instead, use a multi-outlet power strip that plugs directly into a wall outlet.
Emergency lights/Exit signs
Lights and signs (that are illuminated from within) shall function in both normal and emergency power modes.
Extinguishers shall be visible, readily accessible and be inspected and tagged every 12 months Exits Exits shall be visible and unobstructed, all hardware shall be in good working condition and shall remain unlocked during business hours.
Fire Alarm Systems
Fire alarm system shall be inspected and tagged at required intervals by a certified fire alarm company.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire sprinkler system shall be inspected and tagged at required intervals by a certified fire sprinkler company.
Private hydrants shall be inspected and tagged annually by a certified company.
Fire protection contractors, please email all inspection, testing and maintenance paperwork to LifeSafety@largo.com.
What things should I keep in mind about fire inspections?
Always be sure to contact your fire inspector when emergency contact information changes!
In the event of an emergency, it is important that we are able to contact the correct individual. By providing us with up to date emergency contact information we can make contact as quickly as possible.
If your property has a KnoxBox, notify us when keys change!
A KnoxBox provides rapid entry for emergency services, but only if the keys inside are current. If locks are rekeyed, contact your inspector to switch them out.
Any/all work done to life safety systems, such as sprinkler systems and fire alarm systems MUST be done by a licensed company!
Always check with the applicable building department regarding permitting requirements before beginning work.
- City of Largo Building Department 727-586-7488
- Pinellas County Building Department 727-464-3888
Documentation can be forwarded to: LifeSafety@largo.com
What is a Low Risk occupancy in Largo?
Places of assembly
What is a High Risk occupancy in Largo?
High risk occupancies and licensed facilities are defined as:
Educational facilities or where educational instruction is provided
Dwellings where people reside, excluding private dwellings
Occupancies containing three or more floor levels
Occupancies greater than 80,000 square feet, and/or are determined to be high hazard by the Fire Marshal using applicable fire prevention codes
Hospital or residential health care facility (developmental disabilities, drug and alcohol treatment facilities)
Nursing homes or other adult care facilities (Assisted Living Facility)
Occupancies that contain any explosives or more than 10 gallons of combustible and/or flammable liquids, excluding private dwellings
Why is Largo Fire Rescue inspecting my business/building?
The best way to fight fires is to prevent them before they start. Routine fire inspections are the most effective way to do that. Our Fire Inspectors inspect commercial buildings and multi-family structures. The purpose of the inspection is to
- Identify and correct fire code violations
- Educate business and property owners about fire and life safety
- Reduce fire loss
- Prevent injuries due to fires
Who receives an inspection?
All businesses operating within the Largo Fire Rescue district receive a periodic fire inspection by the Fire Prevention Division.
How often will this occur?
Fire Prevention conducts periodic low hazard inspections on a triennial basis, meaning business and property owners can expect an inspection every three years. For high hazard occupancies or licensed facilities, we inspect on an annual basis.