Permits & Plan Review

Permitting Information

The design and modification of fire protection systems is regulated by the Massachusetts State Building Code (780 CMR) and, therefore, a Building Permit must be issued prior to any work. When scheduling your inspection please allow at least 3 weeks lead time from your closing date. If the fire system work involves the shutdown, disconnection or obstruction of existing fire system equipment, Section 27A in Chapter 148 of the Massachusetts General Laws requires that an additional permit be obtained beforehand from the Fire Department.

Application for a 27A Fire Department Permit may be submitted by visiting the Fire Prevention Office. 27A Fire Department Permits can only be issued if the Building Permit has been issued and an impairment plan is submitted that is acceptable to the Fire Department.

You can apply and pay online for the following permit applications. Payments may be made using credit card.

The following checklist explains the necessary submittals in order to apply for the Building Permit:

Per the State Building Code (Section 107.6.2), the following forms will need to be submitted by the registered design professional that will take responsibility for making sure the fire equipment is designed and installed correctly:

The following is the application for 27A Permit from the Fire Department: