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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 553
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
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F.S. 553.7921
553.7921 Fire alarm permit application to local enforcement agency.
(1) A contractor must file a Uniform Fire Alarm Permit Application as provided in subsection (3) with the local enforcement agency and must receive the fire alarm permit before installing or replacing a fire alarm, if the local enforcement agency requires a plan review for the installation or replacement.
(2) If the local enforcement agency requires a fire alarm permit in order to repair an existing alarm system that was previously permitted by the local enforcement agency, a contractor must file a Uniform Fire Alarm Permit Application as provided in subsection (3) but may begin work after filing a Uniform Fire Alarm Permit Application as provided in subsection (3). 1A fire alarm repaired pursuant to this subsection may not be considered compliant until the required permit is issued and the local enforcement agency approves the repair.
(3) A Uniform Fire Alarm Permit Application must be submitted with any drawing, plan, and supporting documentation required by a local enforcement agency for a project for which a plan review or fire alarm permit is required under 2subsection (1). The application may be submitted electronically or by facsimile and must be signed by the owner, or the owner’s authorized representative, and the contractor, or the contractor’s agent. The application must contain the following information, in a substantially similar form:

UNIFORM FIRE ALARM
PERMIT APPLICATION

Tax Folio No.       Application No.  

Owner’s or Representative’s Name 

Property Address 

City      State     Zip   

Phone Number     

Fee Simple Titleholder’s Name (if other than owner) 

Fee Simple Titleholder’s Address (if other than owner) 

Description of Work 

New Install   Replacement  
Addition   Other  

Construction Type 

Proposed Use 

Alarm Contractor’s Name 

Alarm Contractor’s Address 

City      State     Zip   

Phone Number     

Alarm Contractor’s License
Number     

Application is hereby made to obtain a permit to do the work or installation as indicated. I certify that all of the foregoing information is true and accurate.

  (Signature of Owner or Owner’s Representative)  

Printed Name        

  (Signature of Contractor or Agent)  

Printed Name        

History.s. 15, ch. 2019-140; s. 2, ch. 2021-110; s. 15, ch. 2021-113.
1Note.As enacted by s. 15, ch. 2021-113. For a description of multiple acts in the same session affecting a statutory provision, see preface to the Florida Statutes, “Statutory Construction.” As enacted by s. 2, ch. 2021-110, the sentence reads: “A repaired fire alarm system is not in compliance with applicable codes and standards until the required permit has been issued and the local enforcement agency has approved the repair.”
2Note.The amendment by s. 15, ch. 2021-113, split the text of subsection (1) into subsections (1) and (2).