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Last updated: 1/29/19

Fire forms, permits, applications, and fees

We have a list of all the documents you need when applying for permits or licenses through Fire Prevention.

Apply Though 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 apply for the following BFD permit types online: 

  • Asbestos Removal
  • Bagging Smoke Detectors
  • Construction Site Safety
  • Hot Work
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Place of Assembly/Temporary Place of Assembly
  • Sprinkler and Special Suppression Systems
  • Self Service Gas Stations
  • Temporary Dumpster Placement
  • Tents

Go to our online portal

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

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Updates to 527 CMR 1.00 and 780 CMR 9th edition

On January 1, 2018, the changes to 527 CMR 1.00 and 780 CMR 9th edition will be effective and implemented by the Boston Fire Department.  Over the next several weeks we will be updating our requirements and permits to reflect those changes but in the meantime you can reference NFPA 1 2015 edition on the NFPA's website.