PERMITS 

 

SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR PERMIT 

Payments can be made online at www.peabody-ma.gov. Click the link at the top for the Payment Center then click the link for Fire Permits. This will direct you to Unibank's website. Click the link for Smoke/Carbon Monoxide. Enter the fee and complete the form, remembering to enter your preferred inspection date.

 

1-2 units      $50.00/unit

3-6 units      $150.00                

7+ units       $500.00

$25 fee If a reinspection is necessary.

 

Valid for 60 days

 

Appointments are on Monday & Friday only between 9:30 - 11:30. This is a two-hour window. An adult must be at the residence no later than 9:30 on their scheduled date. 

Inspections for Monday must be scheduled no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday.  Inspections for Friday must be scheduled no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.

 

If you have any questions, call Fire Prevention at (978) 531-2200.

BURNING PERMITS

No fee

 

Valid for two consecutive days with weather permitting (see attached instructions when permit is obtained) 

 

Permits may be revoked by the Fire Department at any time as conditions warrant.

 

Valid from January 15th to May 1st

CUTTING & WELDING PERMITS

$20 fee

 

Valid for 30 days unless being used continuously for purpose of conducting business; expires annually March 15th

 

Permit must be obtained by welder only

 

A firewatch may be required at the discretion of the Fire Prevention Officers

 

If a firewatch is required: 

24hr notice is needed for all fire details

Payment is due within 30 days of the date of the invoice

DUMPSTER PERMIT

$60 fee

 

Valid for 30 days (Residential) 

 

Valid for 1 year (Commercial) expires annually March 15th

 

The name of the dumpster company and address is required to obtain a permit

 

All dumpsters must be placed 5 feet from the property and off the street

 

Businesses must present their integrated pest control management plan before the dumpster permit will be issued

FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS PERMIT

$20 fee 

 

Valid for 1 year, expires annually on March 15th.

 

A list of all flammables and the quantity being stored is required.

HOOD/FIRE SUPPRESSION PERMIT

$35 fee

 

Valid for 60 days

 

A set of plans and system specifications are required

LIQUID PROPANE PERMIT

Fee according to tank size

 

The amount being stored and location is required

 

Valid for 1 year, expires annually on March 15th

FIRE ALARM PERMIT

$35 fee….. 7,500 -12,500 square feet

$60 fee ….. 12,500 – 25,000 square feet

$110 fee….. 25,000 -52,000 square feet

 

A set of Fire Alarm plans and a narrative stating the scope of work must be provided to obtain a permit along with a valid license.

 

Valid for 60 days

SPRINKLER PERMIT

$35 fee….. 7,500 - 12,500 square feet

$60 fee …..12,500 - 25,000 square feet

$110 fee….. 25,000 - 52,000 square feet

 

A set of Sprinkler plans, hydraulic calculations along with a narrative stating the scope of work must be provided to obtain a permit along with a valid Sprinkler Contractor’s license.

 

Valid for 60 days

OIL BURNER OR STORAGE TANK PERMIT

$20 fee

 

A Form 1 Permit can be mailed in or dropped off at the Fire Prevention Office

 

Combustion test must be completed on the permit

 

Homeowner or Installing Company must call to schedule an appointment after the permit has been filed except as provided for in Mass Fire Prevention Regulations CMR 527 no tank may be abandoned, a permit is required by the Fire Department for the removal. 

RESIDENTIAL TANK REMOVAL PERMIT

$20 fee (under 1100 gallons)

$25 fee (over 1100 gallons)

 

If the tank is underground, a Dig Safe number is required

 

Permit must be obtained prior to the tank removal

 

Tank must be inspected the day of removal before being taken off the property

COMMERCIAL TANK REMOVAL PERMIT

$25 fee (under 1100 gallons)

$100 fee (over 1100 gallons)

 

If the tank is underground, a Dig Safe number is required

 

Permit must be obtained prior to the tank removal

 

Tank must be inspected the day of removal before being taken off the property