Permits

Operational

Operational - An operational (fire) permit allows the applicant to conduct an operation of a business for which a permit is required by the NC Fire Prevention Code. The prescribed duration of the operational permit is the same as the frequency of the state mandated fire inspection schedule for the given type of occupancy. The initial fee for an operational permit is waived if a construction permit of the same type has been issued immediately prior to the operational permit.

Amusement buildings - Operate a special amusement building.

Carnival and fairs - Conduct a carnival or fair.

Covered mall buildings - The placement of retail fixtures and displays, concession equipment, displays of highly combustible goods and similar items in the mall. The display of liquid-or gas - fired equipment in the mall. The use of open-flame or flame-producing equipment in the mall.

Exhibits and trade shows - Operate exhibits and trade shows.

Explosives - For the manufacture, storage, handling, sale or use of any quantity of explosive, explosive material, fireworks, or pyrotechnic special effects within the scope of Chapter 33 of the Fire Prevention Code. Exception: Fireworks allow by NC General StaTuesday 14 to 414.

Flammable and combustible liquids - To operate tank vehicles, equipment tanks, plants, terminals, wells, fuel-dispensing stations, refineries, distilleries and similar facilities where flammable and combustible liquids are produced, processed, transported, stored, dispensed, or used.

To install, alter, remove, abandon, place temporarily out of service (for more than 90 days) or otherwise dispose of an underground, protected above-ground or above-ground flammable or combustible liquid tank.

To change the type of contents stored in a flammable or combustible liquid tank to a material which poses a greater hazard than that for which the tank was designed and constructed.

To manufacture, process, blend or refine flammable or combustible liquids. To engage in the dispensing of liquid fuels into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles at commercial, industrial, governmental, or manufacturing establishments.

To utilize a site for the dispensing of liquid fuels from tank vehicles into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles at commercial, industrial, governmental or manufacturing establishments.

Fumigation and thermal insecticidal fogging - To operate a business of fumigation or thermal insecticidal fogging and to maintain a room, vault or chamber in which a toxic of flammable fumigant is used.

Hazardous materials - May be required to store, transport on site, dispense, use or handle hazardous materials in excess of the amounts listed in Table 105 6, 20 of the Fire Prevention Code.

Liquid or gas-fueled vehicles or equipment in assembly buildings - To display, operate or demonstrate liquid - or gas-fueled vehicles or equipment in assembly buildings.

Open burning - For the kindling or maintaining of an open fire or a fire on any public street, alley, road, or other public or private ground. Instructions and stipulations of the permit shall be adhered to.

Private fire hydrants - For the removal from service, use or operation of private fire hydrants. Exception: A permit is not required for private industry with trained maintenance personnel, private fire brigade or fire departments to maintain, test and use in private hydrants.

Pyrotechnic special effects material - For the use and handling of pyrotechnic special effects material.

Spraying or dipping - To conduct a spraying or dipping operation utilizing flammable or combustible liquids or the application of combustible powders regulated by Chapter 15 of the Fire Prevention Code.

Temporary membrane structures, tents and canopies - To operate an air-supported temporary membrane structure or a tent having an area in excess of 400 sq ft. Exceptions:

Exceptions: Tents used exclusively for recreational camping purposes; tents open on all sides which comply with ALL of the following -individual tens shall have a maximum size of 700 sq ft, the aggregate area of multiple tents placed side by side without a fire break clearance of not less than 12 feet shall not exceed 700 sq ft total and a minimum clearance of 12 feet to structures and other tents shall be provided; funeral tents and curtains or extensions attached thereto when used for funeral services.

Permit Application

Construction

Construction - allows the applicant to install or modify systems and equipment for which a permit is required by the NC Fire Prevention Code and identified in the City Fee Schedule.

Automatic fire extinguishing systems - For installation of or medication to an automatic fire-extinguishing system. Maintenance performed in accordance with the Fire Prevention Code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.

Battery systems - To install stationary storage battery systems having a liquid capacity of more than 50 gallons.

Compressed gases - When the compressed gases in use or storage exceed the amounts listed in Table 105.6.8, a permit is required to install, repair damage to, abandon, remove, place temporarily out of service, or close or substantially modify a compressed gas system.

Permit Application

Exceptions: Routine maintenance; for emergency repair work performed on an emergency basis, application for permit shall be made within two working days of commencement of work.

Cryogenic fluids - For installation of or alteration to outdoor stationary cryogenic fluid storage systems where the system capacity exceeds the amount listed in Table 105.6.10. Maintenance performed in accordance with the fire code is not considered an alteration and does not require a permit.

Fire alarm and detection systems - For installation of or modification to fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment. Maintenance performed in accordance with the Fire Prevention Code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.

Fire pumps and related equipment - For installation of or modification to fire pumps and related fuel tanks, jockey pumps, controllers, and generators. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.

Flammable and combustible liquids - To install, repair or modify a pipeline for the transportation of flammable or combustible liquids. To install, construct, or alter tank vehicles, equipment, tanks, plants, terminals, well, duel-dispensing stations, refineries, distilleries and similar facilities where flammable and combustible liquids are produced, processed, transported, stored, dispensed or used. To install, alter, remove, abandon, or otherwise dispose of a flammable or combustible liquid tank.

Private fire hydrants - For the installation or modification of private fire hydrants.

Spraying or dipping - To install or modify a spray room, dip tank or booth.

Standpipe systems - For the installation, modification, or removal from service of a standpipe system. Maintenance performed in accordance with the Fire Prevention Code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.

Temporary membrane structures, tents and canopies - To erect an air-supported temporary membrane structure or a tent having an area in excess of 400 sq ft.

Exceptions: Tents used exclusively for recreational camping purposes. Funeral tents and curtains or extension attached thereto, when used for funeral services. Fabric canopies and awnings open on all sides which comply with all of the following - Individual canopies shall have a maximum size of 700 s ft; the aggregate area of multiple canopies placed side by side without a firebreak clearance of 12 feet shall not exceed 700 sq ft total; a minimum clearance of 12 feet to structures and other tents shall be provided.