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Brigade Fire Protection 
Ft. Lauderdale West Palm Beach Port St. Lucie
(954) 504-1007 (561) 333-9243 (772) 237-961
Fax (561) 244-3300 Fax (561) 244-3300 Fax (561) 244-3300

Jurisdictions
Counties:

  

Palm Beach County
2300 N Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411-2741 
(561) 233-5000  Fax: (561) 233-5212


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Notes:
   Palm Beach County is an easy place to work (that is, the fire review).  Some of the details that they look for are that the number of heads installed matches the number noted on the plan, and a difference would mean having to submit a revision.  Another requirement is that the property control number be placed onto the permit form.



  

Broward County
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 506
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 831-4000 
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Notes:
   We haven't had any problems working in this jurisdiction. Like many jurisdictions near Miami Dade they are sure to check sprinkler head model numbers to see that they match the plans. 



  

Miami Dade County
140 W. Flagler St.  Suite 1603
Miami, Fl 33130-1563
(786) 315-2000  


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Notes:
  Miami Dade's Building Department, and their Fire Department, has jurisdiction over almost all of the municipalities in their county (one exception is Coral Gables, noted below).  They go to extraordinary detail when it comes to product approvals. Their plans review is usually not too difficult (usually) but their inspections are quite detailed. Inspections must be called at 7:00 AM sharp in order to have an inspection on the following day.  If the inspection is not scheduled by about 7:10 their daily inspection appointments for the next day will likely be all filled.  This is an incredible hassle.  This is all the more reason for us to make sure every detail is covered before the time of the inspection.
  Outside of counting the sprinkler heads to make sure the number matches the plan they usually won't require a revision to be submitted for a deviation from the approved plans.
  Their permit fees are quite high, about $500 for the smallest of jobs.
  When modifying a sprinkler system, such as a tenant improvement, they will often look at the whole building and then hold up the approval of work in the tenant space because of other deficiencies.  This will sometimes result in getting change orders to the building owner for approval at a time when every minute counts during the end of a project's schedule. 



  

Martin County
900 SE Ruhnke Street
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 288 5908  


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.  




  

St. Lucie County
2300 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, Florida 34982 
(772) 462-1553


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work. 


  

Brevard County
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way,
Bldg. A
Viera, FL 32940
(321) 690-6875 



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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this . We can't wait to write a review.



  


Indian River County
1801 27th Street,
Vero Beach 32960
(Building "A" in Community Development Entrance
(772) 226-1260 
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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.



  

Lee County
1500 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 533-8587 Fax (239) 485-8341 


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.  The submittal for a permit can be a bit time consuming and registration takes place in a separate building.  


Cities, Towns, and Villages (alphabetical order):

  

Belle Glade
110 Martin Luther King Blvd.
West Belle Glade, FL, 33430
(561) 993-1819 Fax (561) 518-0238


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.




  

Boca Raton
201 W Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, Fl 33432
 (561) 393-7937 


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Notes:
   Their plans review is a little detailed and they are a little excessive with details that might be unnecesary (in my opinion) but their big problem is the wait time associated with submitting a permit.  It is, literally, about a 3 hour wait to submit a permit. 




  

Boynton Beach
100 Boynton Beach Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33425
(561) 742-6350


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.  An important note is that the permit forms submitted by subs must be signed and notarized by the property owner, without exception.  



  

Cocoa Beach
2 South Orlando Avenue 
Cocoa Beach, FL 32932
(321) 868-3217 Fax (321) 868-3378


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.




  

Cooper City
9090 SW 50th Place
Cooper City, FL 33329
(954) 434-4300 Fax:954-680-1439    


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.




  

Coral Springs
9530 West Sample Rd.
Coral Springs, Fl, 33065
(954) 344-1025  


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.  I've had no problems with this jurisdiction.
  One thing that they require is that all sub permits be submitted with the General Contractor's submittal, and that all the plans review comments are addressed at once once the plans are on "hold" then they proceed through the whole process again.  Revisions can not be submitted until the plans are in the "hold" state.




  

Coral Gables
427 Biltmore Way, Suite 100 
Coral Gables FL
(305) 460-5235  


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Notes:
   Their review is not too difficult but their is an extraordinary wait time when submitting a permit (and they have very uncomfortable seats). Although some inspections are a little bit difficult I can't say that they've been too troublesome. 
  One issue we run into with many jurisdictions is the matter of pressure testing an existing system. The NFPA Standard states that if the additional work to an existing system is less than 20 heads or the work can not be easily isolated, then the work doesn't have to be pressure tested at 200 psi.  Apparently, many juirsdiction intrepret this to mean "always pressure test when the work is over 20 heads."  We will sometimes strongly dispute this because a blow out could occur in another part of the system resulting in substantial water damage.  We have had a bit of a dispute with this issue in Coral Gables where they eventually allowed us to skip this pressure test.




  

Davie
6591 Orange Drive
Davie, FL 33314 
(954) 797-1000 Fax
(954) 797-1086


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work, however, their permit fees are immense.  The smallest of jobs has a fee (for fire) of $600.




  


Delray Beach
100 N.W. 1st Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 243-7041 


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.




  

Ft. Lauderdale
700 NW 19th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 828-6520  


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Notes:
   Their plans review is sometimes a bit difficult.  Inspections are a little easier. 




  

Ft. Pierce
100 N. US 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 460-2200


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.




  

Greenacres
5800 Melaleuca Lane
Greenacres FL 33463
(561) 642.2059 Fax (561) 642.2049


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.




  

Hallandale Beach
400 South Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
(954) 457-1382  


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Notes:
   Their plans review is a little difficult, but their final inspections are the most difficult.  They look to force a revision whenever possible and the final inspection requires the sprinkler contractor to be present.  This drives up the cost of work a little.




  

Highland Beach
3616 S. Ocean Blvd.
Highland Beach, FL  33487
(561) 278-4540 Fax (561) 278-2606


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Hollywood
2600 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, Florida 33020-4807 
(954) 921-3335 Fax (954) 921-3037


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Homestead
Homestead
790 North Homestead Blvd.
Homestead, Florida 33030
(305) 224.4500   


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Notes:
   This jurisdiction is separate from Miami Dade but their fire review is performed by Miami Dade.  Their permitting process is a little awkward but fairly reasonable.

  

Jupiter
210 Military Trail Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 278-4540 Fax (561) 278-2606


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Notes:
   Palm Beach County performs their Fire Plan Review.  When submitting a permit, subs must provide a copy of the contract with the General Contractor.

  

Lake Worth
1900 2nd Ave North
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 586-1644 Fax (561) 586-1745 


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Lauderhill
5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderhill, FL 33313 954-730-3060   


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.

  

Manalapan
600 S. Ocean Blvd.
Manalapan, Fl.   33462
(561) 383-2541
Fx: (561) 585-9498


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.

  

Margate
901 NW 66 Avenue Margate
Florida 33063 
(954) 970-3004 Fax (954) 970-3412
 Inspection Line (954) 970-3112 

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Notes:
   A little difficult to have plans reviewed, and their inspections are often quite detailed.  

  

Melbourne
900 E. Strawbridge Ave.
Melbourne, FL 32901 
(772) 608-7915 


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.

  

Miramar
2200 Civic Center Pl
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 602-3205  


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Notes:
   Very difficult plans reviews and inspections.  Its as if they must have several inspectors show up to a job to out do each other with the details.

  

North Palm Beach
501 US Highway 1
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408
(561) 841-3365 Fax (561) 841-8242


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.  I believe that Palm Beach County does their Fire Review.

  

Oakland Park
3650 NE 12 Avenue
Oakland Park FL 3334
954-630-4350 Fax 954-229-0487


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Notes:
   A little difficult with their reviews and the lead time for permitting seems excessive.  

  

Okeechobee, Town of
499 Northwest 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972-2572
(863) 763-5548


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.

  

Palm Bay
120 Malabar Road
Palm Bay, FL 32907 
(321) 952-3400


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.

  

Palm Beach
360 South County Road
Palm Beach, FL  33480
(561) 838-5400  


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Notes:
   Their plans review is very reasonable.  When going through inspections (in all trades) they have a very detailed collection of paperwork, procedures, and product reviews to go through. Essentially, you must plan on succesive inspections to iron through many of these details.  

  

Palm Springs
226 Cypress Lane
Palm Springs, Florida 33461
(561) 965-4010 Phone (561) 965-0899 Fax


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Palm Beach Gardens
10500 North Military Trail  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561.799.4201 561.799.4211 Fax 


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.  Their fire inspectors are adamant about the Aboveground Test Certificate being filled out properly.  

  


Parkland
6600 University Dr.
Parkland, FL  33067
(954) 753-5447 Fax: (954) 753-8838


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Pembroke Pines
10100 Pines Blvd Ste B
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026  
(954) 435-6502     Fax (954) 435-6749


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work. 

  

Pompano Beach
100 West Atlantic Blvd., Suite 360 
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060 


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Port St. Lucie
121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
(772) 871-5132  


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Riviera Beach
600 West Blue Heron Blvd.
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
(561) 845-4000   


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Royal Palm Beach
1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 790-5128 Fax (561) 790-5129  



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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work. Palm Beach County performs their fire review and fire plans must be submitted to the County first, then couried back to Royal Palm (Actually making the process a little faster).

  

Sebastian
1225 Main Street
Sebastian, Florida 32958
(772) 589-5537  


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.

  

Stuart
121 SW Flagler Avenue
Stuart, Fl. 34994
(772) 288-5300 

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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Sunrise
1607 NW 136th Avenue, Bldg. B
Sunrise, FL 33323
(954) 572-2354 Fax (954) 572-2357 


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Tamarac
6011 Nob Hill Rd.
Tamarac, Florida 33321
(954) 597-3435 and (954) 597-3430
Inspection Line (954) 597-3420
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Notes:
   Their plans review and inspections are as difficult as it gets.  They observe every conceiveable detail.  Inspections take hours.  And their permit technicians are not helpful at all.  

  

Tequesta
345 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL  33469
(561) 768-0450 Fax (561) 768-0698 

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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.

  

Wellington
12794 West Forest Hill Blvd. Suite 23
Wellington, FL 33414
(561)753-2430   


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.  They require the owner of the property to sign and notarize the permit form, without exception.  Palm Beach County performs their fire review.

  

West Melbourne
2240 Minton Road
West Melbourne, FL 32904
(321) 837-7776 Fax (321)768-2390  


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.

  

Weston
2700 S. Commerce Pkwy., Ste103
Weston, FL 33331
(954) 385-0500 Fax (954) 888-9018


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Notes:
   We have yet to work on a job in this jurisdiction. We can't wait to write a review of this jurisdiction.

  

West Palm Beach
401 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach FL
33401
(561) 805-6700  


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Notes:
   A very easy and reasonable place to work.  Their review has become a little more detailed lately.  When submitting a permit the wait times are sometimes excessive.  They also require a sprinkler head placement "layout" with the General Contractor's submittal.  Then we can submit our sub permit afterwards.
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