The Boston Fire Department Fire Prevention Division is pleased to announce that in 2014 customers will begin to use electronic permitting submittal, payment and plan review software.
In 2014 the following permit applications, as well as their plans, will be require to electronic submission. Our goal is to make the process more convenient for our contractors:
Place of Assembly
Temporary Place of Assembly
Self-Service Gas Stations
We will be implementing the portal used by the City of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department for application submittal. This portal will also allow you to pay online saving you from having to come to 1010 Massachusetts Avenue. Once your application has been submitted you will receive an email invitation from our new e-plan software, called ProjectDox, to upload your plans and required supporting documents.
We will keep you updated as we have launch dates and specific instructions. After the above listed applications are implemented we will be working on the other types as well.
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On December 5, 2012 the Boston City Council adopted MGL Chapter 148 Section 26H requiring owners of lodging and boarding houses renting to 6 or more unrelated tenants to sprinkler their properties by December 5, 2017. (Click links below for more information.)
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Commercial Hood and Exhaust Cleaners
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Sale or Transfer of Residential Dwellings
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Candle Usage Guidelines, Definitions and Application for Candle Usage in a Place of Assembly
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New Crowd Manager Regulations
According to 527 CMR 10.13 effective June 1, 2011 a trained crowd manager must be present in any Nightclub, Bar, Discotheque, or Dance Hall with an occupant load of 100 or more persons during all hours when the facility is open to patrons.