Storage Tanks - Installation and/or Removal

A Fire Permit is needed for the installation or removal of a combustible or flammable liquid storage tank. The property owner or authorized agent (contractor) will need to make application prior to installation or removal.

Fire Permit

Submit the following in person or via first class mail for review and approval:

The installation and/or removal of storage tanks is regulated by the PA Uniform Construction Code under the applicable sections of the International Building Code (IBC), the International Residential Code (IRC) or the International Mechanical Code (IMC) with reference to the International Fire Code (IFC). This includes above-ground and buried tanks, as well as tanks within a structure.

 A Fire Permit - Codes (PDF) is required.  The information required is the property owner’s name, contractor’s name, project location,  brief description of the project and the dollar value of the project. Either the property owner or agent of the owner (i.e. contractor) can make application for a Fire Permit.

For all tanks outside a structure, four (4) copies of a site plan are required.  This permit application will be reviewed by both the Code Compliance Department and the Planning and Zoning Department for approval.  No site plan or additional drawings are required for a tank placed inside a structure.

You may request a copy of a site plan of your property by contacting the Planning and Zoning Department.  Be sure to include your project address in your request.

NOTE:  Liquid Petroleum (LP) tanks are exempt under the PA Uniform Construction Code and therefore does not require a Fire Permit for installation or removal.  HOWEVER, the placement or removal of such tanks does require approval from the Planning and Zoning Department.  A “Zoning Permit’’ is required prior to the commencement of work.