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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.

Still have questions? Contact:
Fire Prevention
1010 Mass Avenue
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
For NFPA 241 Plans

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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

Applications not in the Permitting Portal

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