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Special Hazards permit applications and guides

Take a look at the different permits we offer, along with related guides and applications.

The Special Hazards Unit is responsible for the issuing of permits for:

  • vent-less fireplaces
  • oil burners
  • tank installations and removals
  • annual storage
  • temporary storage
  • emergency generators
  • gas stations
  • open air parking
  • transportation of hazardous material, and
  • special events.

This unit is responsible for reviewing plans and the associated inspections that may be applicable to a particular permit. The special events area includes permits for special effects in the theater, movies, concerts, or private functions,  tentage, cooking, temporary heat, and fuel storage for generators.

Still have questions? Contact:
Fire Prevention
1010 Mass Avenue
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Contact information
  • Phone: 617-343-3447
  • Fax: 617-343-2197