Permits & Plan Review
ONLINE PERMIT APPLICATIONS
You can apply and pay online with a credit card for the following permit applications:
- Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Certification - Application for inspection and certification of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors.
- Sprinkler System* - Application for Service or Installation of a Sprinkler System.
- Fire Alarm System* - Application for Service or Installation of a Fire Alarm System.
- Oil Burner - Application for Installation or Service of Fuel Oil Burner and Storage of Fuel Oil.
- Flammable Fluids - Application for Storage and Use of Flammable Fluids
- Permanent Liquid Propane Gas Application - Application for Permanent Storage and Use of Liquid Propane Gas
- Welding and Cutting Application- Application to perform Welding and Cutting
- Tank Truck Application- Application for Approval of Tank Truck
- Underground Storage Tank Removal- Application for Approval of UST Removal
*Please review the new Pilot Program for Permits to Disconnect Fire Alarm Systems, effective 5/16/19.
Fee-Waived Permits for City/State/Federal-Owned Properties
- Fire No Fee Alarm System- Application for approval of Fire Alarm System
- Fire No Fee Sprinkler System- Application for approval of Sprinkler System
- Fire No Fee Smoke CO Detector Certificate- Application for approval of Smoke & CO Detectors
The design and modification of fire protection systems is regulated by the Massachusetts State Building Code (780 CMR) and, therefore, a Building Permit must be issued prior to any work. If the fire system work involves the shutdown, disconnection or obstruction of existing fire system equipment, Section 27A in Chapter 148 of the Massachusetts General Laws requires that an additional permit be obtained beforehand from the Fire Department.
Application for a 27A Fire Department Permit may be submitted by visiting the Fire Prevention Office. 27A Fire Department Permits can only be issued if the Building Permit has been issued and an impairment plan is submitted that is acceptable to the Fire Department.
The following checklist explains the necessary submittals in order to apply for the Building Permit:
Per the State Building Code (Section 107.6.2), the following forms will need to be submitted by the registered design professional that will take responsibility for making sure the fire equipment is designed and installed correctly:
The following is the application for 27A Permit from the Fire Department: