Fire Safety Permits

About Fire Safety Permits  

The purpose of a Fire Safety Permit is to ensure that activities deemed dangerous or a threat to life safety are inspected and carried out in accordance with the Regulations. An Application for a Fire Safety Permit must be made with the Holmdel Township Fire Official by Clicking Here.

The Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7(a)) makes it unlawful to engage in any of the following activities without first obtaining a permit from the Fire Official:  

  • Engage in any business activity involving the handling, storage or use of hazardous substances, materials or devices, or to maintain, store or handle materials
  • Conduct processes which produce conditions hazardous to life or property
  • Install equipment used in connection with such activities
  • Establish a place of assembly

Some of the most common permits include:

  • Food Trucks
  • Bonfires
  • Restaurants with permanent commercial cooking operations
  • Tents (900 square foot or more, or 30 feet or more in any dimension)
  • Torch Roofing / Tar Kettle Roofing
  • Fireworks
  • Pesticide fogging
  • Use of specific non-residential occupancies for overnight stays
  • Use of flames or flame producing devices with public gathering
  • Use of flames or flame producing devices for training non-fire service personnel
  • Welding or cutting operations
  • Possession or use of explosives or blasting agents
  • Use of any multipurpose room (occupancy of more than 100) for amusement, entertainment or mercantile type purposes 

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