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Permits and Requirements

NOTE: All permits are in PDF format and can be filled out, printed, or saved for later emailing.  If a permit PDF contains instructions, rules, regulations etc., these are for your information.  You only need to provide us with the pages indicated.


1- Installation of underground tanks over 500 gallons. Permit to be picked up at the fire station. No charge.

2- Removal of aboveground tanks over 500 gallons. Permit to be picked up at the fire station. No charge. 

3- Removal of ANY underground tank. Permit to be picked up at the fire station. $25.00 fee.

4- Anyone wishing to blast in the city is required to obtain, prior to the blast, a permit at the fire station. $25.00 fee.

5- Brush permits can be picked up at either fire station. During the months when the look out towers are up. No burning is to take place until after 5:00 p.m. unless it is raining out. For more information and the laws the regulate open burning:

Brush and Fire Permit FAQ's

NH Fire Permits & Brush Burning Information
    
During Winter months, when snow is on the ground, all one needs is to call the fire department and give the information as to where you are going to burn. No permit is required when snow is on the ground.

6- Unvented space heaters and heaters. This covers the kerosene heaters, LP gas unvented heaters and the natural gas unvented heaters. Permit shall be obtained first before a unit may be purchased.

Requirements:

      - These type of heaters are only allowed in single family residences. At no time are these heaters to be used in multi-family dwellings.

      - For LP or natural gas heaters, we need the make, model and serial number. The Permit is to be picked up at the fire station. No charge.

7- Sprinkler work requires a permit to be obtained at the building department. However the fire department is to be notified of the work and plans may have to be submitted to the fire department for approval. The fee structure is as follows: $10.00 for any work under $2,000.00 and $9.00 per thousand thereafter.

8- Fire alarm work requires a permit to be obtained at the building department. However the fire department is to be notified of the work and plans may have to be submitted to the fire department for approval. The fee structure is as follows: $10.00 for any work under $2,000.00 and $9.00 per thousand thereafter.

9- The installation of commercial hoods requires a permit to be obtained at the building department. However the fire department is to be notified of any work and is to approve the work before it is started. The fee structure is as follows: $10.00 for any work under $2,000.00 and $9.00 per thousand thereafter.

City of Rochester Fire Department
37 Wakefield Street * Rochester, NH 03867

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