Fire Prevention

In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148 and Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code 527 CMR 1.00 (NFPA 1, 2015 edition) the fire prevention team handles all commercial permitting and inspections includes fire alarm installations and alterations; automatic sprinkler installation plan review; rough inspections; cutting, blasting, and welding; flammable liquids and propane storage; fireworks displays; tank truck inspections; oil, gasoline, and propane tank installation and removal.

The department conducts yearly inspections of gasoline service stations, industrial and commercial businesses, and medical facilities. Our department also conducts inspections in conjunction with the Building Department and the Board of Health of all establishments that serve or sell alcohol. Quarterly fire safety inspections are also conducted of all schools, assisted living facilities, group homes, nursing homes, and hotels.

GENERAL INQUIRIES / INSPECTIONS:
            Kristine Austin, Executive Assistant 508-994-1428 x 2121

FIRE PREVENTION / PLAN REVIEW QUESTIONS:
            Chief Timothy Francis 508-994-1428 x 2101
            Deputy Chief Todd Correia 508-994-1428 x 2102

RADIO BOX PROGRAMMING/QUESTIONS:
            Lt. Robert Lincoln 508-994-1428 x 2116

OIL BURNER QUESTIONS:
            Lt. Douglas Silveira 508-994-1428 x 2105 
            Deputy Todd Correia 508-994-1428 x 2102

PROPANE QUESTIONS:
            Deputy Todd Correia 508-994-1428 x 2102

Our department handles a variety of permitting and inspections for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The following table is a guide for business owners and homeowners in regard to smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections for the sale of residential properties, certificate of occupancy inspections for new and existing construction, installation and removal of oil burners and above or underground oil and propane tanks. In addition, the department works with the Fairhaven Building Department in plan review of all commercial and industrial fire detection and sprinkler systems.  

NOTE: Online Payments are currently not available. All fees are de when permits are received or prior to inspection. (Cash, Checks, or Money Orders Only). All Checks/Money Orders are made payable to: Town of Fairhaven)

Residential:

Permit NameApplication Fee

Residential Smoke/Carbon Monoxide/Heat Detector Inspection - for Sale, Renovation, New Construction

$30.00

Residential Oil Burner Installation, Oil Tank Installation/Removal

$30.00
Residential Propane Tank Installation (Site Plan Required)$30.00

Commercial:

Permit NameApplication Fee

Fire Alarm Plan Review/Inspection

  • 3 Sets of Engineered Plans must be submitted (1 set remains with FD)
  • 1 Digital Copy of Engineered plans 
  • Final Inspection Required

$50.00 Monitored by 3rd Party
$200.00 Monitored by Fairhaven Fire Department 

Sprinkler System Plan Review/ Inspection

  • 3 Sets of Engineered Plans must be submitted (1 set remains with FD)
  • 3 Copies of a Final Construction Control Document  (Control Document)
  • Final Inspection Required
$50.00

Hot Works Permit (All welding, soldering, cutting operations)

Manditory: Download Hotworks FP-1607 Form (Form must be kept on file for a period of one year)

$30.00
Commercial Propane Storage/Resale Permit Application 
(Site Plan Required)

$30.00

Commercial Propane Exchange Site Permit Application 
(Site Plan Required)

$30.00

Storage of Waste Oil/Burner (Site Plan Required)

$30.00

Storage of Combustible/Flammable Liquids

$30.00

Storage of Hazardous Materials

$30.00
Storage of Tires$30.00