The City of St. Augustine Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance (2019- 50) requires a Life-Safety Inspection, performed by the St. Augustine Fire Department, at the time of registration and annually thereafter. Listed below are the fire-safety requirements for all short-term rental properties.
Address plainly visible and legible from the street with minimum 4" numbers.
Smoke alarms installed and operational in each sleeping room, areas giving access to sleeping rooms, and on each level.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors installed and operational in sleeping areas of dwellings which have gas appliances and/or an attached garage.
Portable fire extinguishers (2A10BC multi-purpose) accessibly mounted on each level and serviced and tagged by a licensed company annually.
Any installed fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system shall be inspected and tagged by a licensed company annually.
Emergency lighting with battery back-up throughout residence.
Exit signs over exit doors and throughout residence where the location of exits may be questionable.
Each sleeping room shall have, in addition to the exit door, one other means of emergency escape, which may be a second door that leads directly to the outside of the structure, or an openable window that is operational from within the area in which it serves.
Egress windows and exit doors are operable and exit paths are clear and unobstructed.
An emergency evacuation plan shall be posted in each bedroom of the rental.
Extension cords shall not be utilized as permanent wiring.