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Emergency Vehicle Zones (Fire Lanes)

The department provides a means for appropriate venues to provide uniform, clear marking of parking zones that enable emergency vehicles immediate and clear access to the structures. Once an authorized emergency vehicle zone is established and the local police department is notified, vehicles parking in these zones can be issued parking citations. Emergency vehicle zones are provided at shopping centers, shopping malls, parking lots and parking garages.

If you have any questions, contact the Fire Engineering & Water Supply Bureau.

  • How to Apply

    The building owner must complete an Application for Creation of Emergency Vehicle Zone and mail it to the Fire Engineering & Water Supply Bureau, along with a check or money order for $190 and a site plan (including the legal description of the property).

    Contact the Fire Engineering & Water Supply Bureau if you'd like to be sent an application by mail.


  • Inspection and Approval

    After the complete application package and check are received, an inspector will visit the property and determine the suitability of the site for an emergency vehicle zone, and where the lane striping and signs need to be placed. The owner will be advised of where to apply the striping and place signs.

    Once the owner has completed the striping and sign placement, the inspector will return to approve the placement. Upon approval, the inspector will enter the results into the Fire Prevention database, notifying the Fire Prevention Division office of a new Emergency Vehicle Zone. The Fire Prevention Division maintains a current list of all approved zones, and acts as a liaison with the various police departments.

Phone Number(s)

  • Fire Engineering & Water Supply Bureau

Mail / Email

Fire Rescue
Alan Cominsky, Interim Fire Chief

R. David Paulison Fire Rescue Headquarters
9300 NW 41st Street, Miami, FL 33178-2414

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