The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for the inspection and issuance of Use/Operational Permits and Installation/Construction :
Use/Operational Permits are issued on an annual basis and include:
- Hazardous Materials Use and Storage and Hazardous Processes:
This is a permit for all buildings that store or use hazardous materials, conduct hazardous processes, or store products that pose an elevated fire or health danger, including automotive repair facilities. Permits and inspections are issued on an annual basis.
- Combustible Storage:
This is a permit for all ground tank installation and removal including any type of tank storing any type of material, except heating fuel tanks. All tank removals require notification to the Fire Marshal's Office and a Demolition Permit from the Department of Planning & Developments Building Division is also required.
- Fire Works and Explosives:
This permit is for all those facilities responsible for the manufacture, storage and use of all pyrotechnics. The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for the regulation, inspection, and issuance of these permits in addition to the supervision of all pyrotechnic displays to audiences. A permit is required for all such displays, including those by a non-profit and for the general public.
This permit is for any tent larger than 200 square feet in a commercial zone or 120 square feet in a residential zone. The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for the regulation, inspection and insurance of all tent permits.
- System Installation:
The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for the plan review, installation inspection and witness testing of all Fire Suppression and Detection Systems. The Fire Marshal's Office follows the New York State Fire and Building Code and all reference standards such as the National Fire Protection Association Systems.
- Public Assembly:
This is a permit for all buildings that are wholly or partially being used for public assembly. Any building or area that can hold more than 49 people based on the square footage requires a Public Assembly Permit. Permits and inspections are issued on an annual basis.