Do you own a place of assembly (restaurant, bar, club, etc.) that hosts more than 50 people in one room, and need an Occupant/Occupancy Load Certificate? If you are opening a new business, renovating a business, changing a business name, and/or applying for a Certificate of Use, you will not pass your fire inspection without this certificate if applicable. Occupant loads are required for all interior assembly areas and enclosed exterior assembly areas.
NOTE: If you have been operating without an Occupancy Load Certificate, you will receive a violation and need to complete this process. Once you complete this process, your violation will be removed.
Every room constituting an assembly occupancy, and not having fixed seats shall have the occupant load of the room posted in a conspicuous place near the main exit from. (Florida Fire Prevention Code 1:188.8.131.52.4).
View the Florida Fire Prevention Code (Chapter 6) for a definition of what constitutes an assembly occupancy.