Fire Prevention

Overview of the Fire Prevention Office

The Fire Prevention Office of the Framingham Fire Department focuses on fire prevention activities, such as:

  • Conducting public education programs
  • Granting of permits
  • Investigation of the causes of fires
  • Maintaining records
  • Technical fire prevention issues

Residential Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections

Residential smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections can be applied and paid for online using the link below. Inspections are generally conducted daily Monday - Friday as scheduled (typically in the afternoon). Please review all information to ensure your residence meets the requirements:

At the time of inspection, it is required that the residence has the number representing the address displayed. The address number must be affixed to the actual structure. Numbers are not to be affixed to doors. Said number shall be a minimum of 3 inches in height and shall be situated on the building so that it is visible from the nearest street or road providing vehicular access to such building.

For additional information, please contact the Fire Prevention Office.

Permits & Plan Review

You can apply and pay online for permit applications. Payments may be made using credit card or bank account.

Fire Protection System Permits

The design and modification of fire protection systems is regulated by the Massachusetts State Building Code (780CMR) and, therefore, a Building Permit (PDF) must be issued prior to any work. If the fire system work involves the shutdown, disconnection or obstruction of existing fire equipment, Section 27A in Chapter 148 of the Massachusetts General Laws requires that an additional permit be obtained beforehand from the Fire Department. A 27A Fire Department Permit (PDF) application may be submitted by visiting the Fire Prevention Office.

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