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Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention

To protect the public from fire hazards, we inspect properties and issue relevant permits, licenses, and certificates. We also educate the public on fire safety and prevention.

As a division under the Boston Fire Department, we issue permits, licenses, registrations, and certificates. We also handle inspection requests. This includes smoke and carbon monoxide detector compliance for the sale or transfer of residential property, environmental property searches, and obtaining fire reports. Learn more about how our division helps the City of Boston.

Take Advantage OF our online portal

The online option saves you time — instead of visiting us at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, you can apply online and even print out your permit when it has been approved by us.

You can apply for some of our permits online, and the list will continue to grow over time.

Go to our online portal

Fire Prevention
1010 Mass Avenue
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Important numbers
Fire report and records request:
  • 617-343-3402
Request a Car Fire Report:
All Fire phone numbers

News and Announcements

Latest news
Fire Prevention Week
Oct 3

Fire Prevention Week takes place October 8 - 14

Fire Prevention
NFPA Hot Work Safety Certificate update
Jul 5

NFPA Hot Work Safety Certificate update

Fire Prevention
Firefighter Appreciation Day
May 4

Mayor Walsh, Commissioner Finn celebrate Firefighter Appreciation Day

Mayor's Office
 Mayor Walsh and Fire Department Commissioner Joseph Finn presided over the graduation
Apr 5

Boston Fire Department adds 49 new firefighters

Mayor's Office