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Fire Prevention and Safety Appeals Board

The Miami-Dade Fire Prevention and Safety Appeals Board, established in 1987, hears appeals of decisions of any Fire Marshal 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 is charged with hosting and supporting the Board.

The Board is comprised of 13 members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Board appoints a chairperson and vice-chairperson.  Staff includes a Board Secretary and County Attorney. The Board members are volunteers with expertise and experience in a wide variety of disciplines.

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, please contact Board Secretary Juan C. Fernandez at 786-331-4804 or via email at

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