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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:
Request a Car Fire Report:
All Fire phone numbers

News and Announcements

Latest news
New Boston Fire Department trucks on display
Oct 29

New Interim Alternative Fuel Source Policy announced

Fire Prevention
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Apr 11

Fiscal Year 2019 budget accelerates progress, proposes new investments

Mayor's Office
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Apr 9

Investments to strengthen public safety in Boston

Mayor's Office
New Boston Fire Department trucks on display
Dec 20

Changes coming to 527 CMR 1.00 and 780 CMR 9th edition

Fire Prevention