Bitter Cold in the Forecast
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Mayor Wu declared a cold emergency in Boston from Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 5, due to the extreme cold weather in the forecast. BCYF locations will be activated as warming centers on Friday and Saturday during their normal hours.
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Fire forms, permits, applications, and fees

You can find our online permitting portal, as well as a list of all the documents you need when applying for permits or licenses through Fire Prevention.

Apply through 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. Today, you can apply for the following BFD permit types online:

  • Asbestos Removal
  • Bagging Smoke Detectors
  • Blasting
  • Construction Site Safety
  • Electrostatic Spray Painting
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Fireworks (Supervised Display)
  • Food Truck
  • Fuel Storage (Temporary)
  • General Permit (for misc items only)
  • Hot Work
  • Open Burning and Cooking
  • Place of Assembly/Temporary Place of Assembly
  • Portable Generator
  • Self Service Gas Stations
  • Special Effects
  • Sprinkler and Special Suppression Systems
  • Temporary Heat

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