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Fire Prevention and Safety Appeals Board

The Fire Prevention and Safety Appeals Board, established in 1987, hears appeals of decisions of the Fire Marshals of all the organized fire departments in Miami-Dade County, including Miami-Dade, Miami, Hialeah, Coral Gables, Miami Beach and Key Biscayne. The Board operates in accordance with Section 14-46 and 14-48 of the Code of Miami-Dade County. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department hosts and supports the Board.

There are 13 voting members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. In addition, there is non-voting staff comprising a Board Secretary from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and a County Attorney. The Board members are volunteers with expertise and experience in a wide variety of disciplines that are related to fire prevention, inspection and plans review.

The position requirements for the Board member are one person from each: Fuel Industry, Engineer, Firefighting Service, Property Manager, Safety Engineer, County Manager (or designee), City or County Administrator, Fire Service Educator, Firefighting Service, Fire Insurance Industry, Architect, General Contractor, and a Dade League of Cities representative. There are currently vacancies on the Board. If you have expertise in one of these disciplines and are interested in serving, please contact the Board Secretary for information regarding which positions are available and how to apply.


Filing an Appeal

To file an appeal of a decision of any Fire Marshal within Miami-Dade County, complete the application and follow the instructions in the application package.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or are unable to access the application package, or would like to request copies of any Board orders of decisions rendered by the Board, call Board Secretary Carla Crook at 786-331-4820 or email at MDFRFPAppealsBoard@miamidade.gov.

Currently, the Appeals Board meetings are held in the Training Facility Building at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, 9300 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178.


Board Decisions

Board orders are the decisions of the cases brought to the Fire Prevention and Safety Appeals Board. Please email the Board Secretary to request a certified copy of a specific Board order. Copies of orders are $1 per page.


List of Appeals

View the list of appeals.

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