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Bureau of Fire Safety
416 New Jersey Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach
New Jersey, 08742
732-892-1118 ext. 224
Codes & Regulations
Attachments and Certification
Codes and Regulations
Please note the following as it relates to N.J. Admin. Code § 5:70-2.7;
Type 1 permit:
The use of a torch or flame-producing device to remove paint from, or seal membrane roofs on, any building or structure;
The occasional use of any non-residential occupancy other than Use Groups F, H, or S for group overnight stays of persons over 21/2 years of age, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-3, the State Fire Prevention Code, Section 408.14;
The use of any open flame or flame-producing device, in connection with any public gathering, for purposes of entertainment, amusement, or recreation;
Welding or cutting operations except where the welding or cutting is performed in areas approved for welding by the fire official and is registered as a type B life hazard use;
The possession or use of explosives or blasting agents, other than model rocketry engines regulated under N.J.A.C. 12:194;
The use of any open flame or flame-producing device in connection with the training of non-fire service personnel in fire suppression or extinguishment procedures;
The occasional use in any building of a multipurpose room, with a maximum permitted occupancy of 100 or more for amusement, entertainment or mercantile type purposes.
The storage or handling of class I flammable liquids in closed containers of aggregate amounts of more than 10 gallons, but not more than 660 gallons inside a building, or more than 60 gallons, but not more than 660 gallons outside a building.
The storage or handling of class II or IIIA combustible liquids in closed containers of aggregate amounts of more than 25 gallons, but not more than 660 gallons inside a building, or more than 60 gallons, but not more than 660 gallons outside a building.
Any permanent cooking operation that requires a suppression system in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:704.7(g) and is not defined as a life hazard use in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.4.
The use as a place of public assembly, for a total of not more than 15 days in a calendar year, of a building classified as a commercial farm building under the Uniform Construction Code.
The temporary use of any building or portion thereof as a special amusement building for a total of not more than 15 days in a calendar year.
Use of a building or portion thereof as a special amusement building for a longer period shall require the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code (N.J.A.C. 5:23), for the new use.
Permits issued pursuant to this section shall require compliance with the requirements for special amusement buildings at N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.16.
The erection, operation, or maintenance of any tent, tensioned membrane structure, or canopy, excluding those used for recreational camping purposes, that meets the criteria in (a)3xv(1) or (2) below shall require a Type 1 permit. Tents, tensioned membrane structures, or canopies greater than 16,800 square feet in area or greater than 140 feet in any dimension, whether one unit or composed of multiple units; remaining in place for more than 180 days; used or occupied between December I and March 31; having a permanent anchoring system or foundation; or containing platforms or bleachers greater than 11 feet in height shall be subject to the permitting requirements of the Uniform Construction Code (N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14).
The tent, tensioned membrane structure, or canopy is greater than 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension whether it is one unit or composed of multiple units, but 16,800 square feet or less in area and 140 feet or less in any dimension, whether it is one unit or composed of multiple units.
The tent, tensioned membrane structure, or canopy contains platforms or bleachers 1 1 feet or less in height;
The erection, operation, or maintenance of any outdoor combustible maze shall require a Type I permit if the outdoor combustible maze is less than six feet in height and does not contain electrical equipment. Outdoor combustible mazes that are six feet or greater in height or contain electrical equipment shall be subject to the permitting requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14.
For the purposes of applying this requirement, an outdoor combustible maze is an at fraction that lacks a roof and is designed to disorient patrons, reduce vision, present barriers, or otherwise impede the flow of traffic and does not consist solely of living rooted plants such as com stalks or trees, but includes mazes created from plants that have been cut and attached to an object to support them.
Mazes consisting solely of living, rooted plants, such as corn stalks or trees, may be repaired using cut, replacement plants that are otherwise the same as those of which the maze is created without the need for a permit.
No permit shall be required for mazes up to 42 inches in height created of bales of hay or straw;
The use of any Group A-4 use, place of worship, as a shelter with a maximum permitted occupant load of 14 persons, for 14 or fewer consecutive days, for not more than 49 days in a year in accordance with Section 408.15 of the State Fire Prevention Code; or
Unoccupied or vacant building or structure 2,500 square feet or more, but less than 12,000 square feet, in gross floor area.
Type 2 permit:
Bowling lane resurfacing and bowling pin refinishing involving the use and application of flammable liquids or materials; ii. Fumigation or thermal insecticide fogging;
Carnivals and circuses employing mobile enclosed structures used for human occupancy;
The use of a covered mall in any of the following manners:
Placing or constructing temporary kiosks, display booths, concession equipment or the like in more than 25 percent of the common area of the mall;
Temporarily using the mall as a place of assembly;
Using open flame or flame devices;
Displaying liquid or gas fuel powered equipment; or
Using liquefied petroleum gas, liquefied natural gas, or compressed flammable gas in containers exceeding five pound capacity;
Storage outside of buildings of LP-gas cylinders or other compressed gas containers when part of a cylinder exchange program;
Unoccupied or vacant buildings or structures 12,000 square feet or more, but less than 100,000 square feet, in gross floor area;
The use of any building, or portion thereof, previously registered as a Life Hazard Use for mercantile purposes on a temporary basis.
Exception: No permit shall be required for any mercantile use registered as a Life Hazard Use; or
The storage or retail sales of sparkling devices and novelties in any temporary or permanent structure, when the pyrotechnic content exceeds 125 pounds; as defined in Section 202, and shall comply with Section 5609, and NFPA 1 124.
Type 3 permit
Industrial processing ovens or furnaces operating at approximately atmospheric pressures and temperatures not exceeding 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit which are heated with oil or gas fuel or which contain flammable vapors from the product being processed;
Wrecking yards, junk yards, outdoor used tire storage, waste material handling plants, and outside storage of forest products not otherwise classified;
The storage, handling, or discharging of fireworks; or
Unoccupied or vacant buildings or structures 100,000 square feet or more in gross floor area.
6. Type 4 permit:
Storage or use at normal temperature and pressure of more than 2,000 cubic feet of flammable compressed gas or 6,000 cubic feet of nonflammable compressed gas;
The production or sale of cryogenic liquids; the storage or use of more than 10 gallons of liquid oxygen, flammable cryogenic liquids or cryogenic oxidizers; or the storage of more than 500 gallons of nonflammable, non-toxic cryogenic liquids;
The storage, handling, and processing of flammable, combustible, and unstable liquids in closed containers and portable tanks in aggregate amounts of more than 660 gallons;
To store or handle (except medicines, beverages, foodstuffs, cosmetics, and other common consumer items, when packaged according to commonly accepted practices):
More than 55 gallons of corrosive liquids;
More than 500 pounds of oxidizing materials;
More than 10 pounds of organic peroxides;
More than 500 pounds of nitromethane;
More than 1,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate;
More than one microcurie of radium not contained in a sealed source;
Any amount of radioactive material for which a specific license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is required; or
More than 10 pounds of flammable solids.
The melting, casting, heat treating, machining or grinding of more than 10 pounds of magnesium per working day.
Type 5 permit:
Application for a permit required by this Code shall be made to the fire official in such form and detail as the fire official shall prescribe. Applications for permits shall be accompanied by plans or drawings as required by the fire official for evaluation of the application.
Before a permit is issued, the fire official or the fire official's designated representative shall make or cause to be made such inspections or tests as necessary to assure that the use and activity for which application is made complies with the provisions of this Code.
A permit shall constitute permission to maintain, store or handle materials, or to conduct processes which produce conditions hazardous to life or property, or to install equipment used in connection with such activities in accordance with the provisions of this Code. Such permissions shall not be construed as authority to violate, cancel or set aside any of the provisions of this Code.
Plans approved by the fire official are approved with the intent they comply in all respects to this Code. Any omission or error on the plans does not relieve the applicant of complying with all applicable requirements of this Code.
The fire official may revoke a permit or approval issued under the provisions of this Code if upon inspection any violation of the Code exists, or if conditions of a permit have been violated, or if there has been any false statement or misrepresentation as to material fact in the application, data or plans on which the permit or approval was based.
A permit shall remain in effect until revoked, or for one year unless a shorter period of time is otherwise specified. Permits shall not be transferable and any change in use, operation or tenancy shall require a new permit.
A type 1 permit for welding or cutting shall be effective throughout the local enforcing agency's jurisdiction and shall be issued on an annual basis;
A Type I permit for use of a commercial farm building as a place of public assembly shall be issued for each event; and
A Type 1 permit for group overnight stays shall be required for each non-consecutive overnight stay.
A Type 1 permit for the temporary use of any building as a special amusement building shall be issued for each event.
Any permit issued shall become invalid if the authorized work or activity is not commenced within six months after issuance of the permit, or if the authorized work or activity is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after the time of commencement,
A permit shall not be issued until the designated fees have been paid.
1. There shall be no fee for a permit required by this subchapter if a municipality has by ordinance established a periodic inspection and fee schedule for a use substantially similar to the permit requirement.
No permit(s) shall be issued for a carnival, as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.5, if the carnival has not been registered in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70- 2.22-
Bldg use for mercantile/entertain.
Bowling lane resurfacing/refinishing
Carnivals and circuses
Explosives or Blasting
Flame producing devices (Construction)
Fumigation or thermal insecticides
Group overnight stays
Industrial processing ovens/furnaces
Multipurpose room 100+ other use
Open flame - Entertain, Amusement, Recreation, Cooking
Open flame - Non fire service training
Permanent Cooking Operation
Place of worship overnight stay
Previous LHU used for mercantile
Production/sale cryogenic liquids
Public assembly in Farm Building
Storage & Handling Class I
Storage outside LPG Exchange
Storage/Use 2000 flammable/6000 nonflammable
Storage/Use Hazardous Material
Storage/use of combustible liquids
The storage/discharging of fireworks
Unoccupied/Vacant structure 100000+ sq ft
Unoccupied/Vacant structure 12000 - 100000 sq ft
Unoccupied/Vacant structure 2500 - 12000 sq ft
Use of covered mall - various uses
Wrecking/junk yards, waste storage
Date and Time Event Starts
Preferred Inspection Date and Time
Provide a brief description of the event and all activities.
Address Where Permit is Required
State quantities for each category to be stored or used.
Name of Event
Anticipated Occupancy, including performers
Date and Time Event Ends
List all items for keeping storage, occupancy, sale, handling, use of, or manufacture.
Name of Room(s) Event is to be Held
You are required to provide a date and time for inspection on this permit. You must also be ready for inspection at the time given, if not a $50.00 Re-Inspection fee will be issued. Failure to request a proper fire safety inspection will lead to the issuance of a fire code penalty and refusal by the Fire Official to issue future permits to your company. Also, please include the Occupancy Load of the Room Event is to be held. Please select your preferred start and completion date and time below.
Special event permit applications shall be filed five days prior to the event for the Fire Official's review. Late applications may not be reviewed in time for your requested activity, resulting in a delayed start time or cancelled activity. Operating without prior approval or permit may result in the issuance of penalties up to $5,000. The applicant shall include the date and time of final inspection on the permit application. Special event inspections required at other than normal working hours may be subject to the additional charges for the Fire Marshal's overtime rate of pay.
Type Full Name :
Sign With Hand
• Floor plans for permits that are applicable
• Fire Retardant Certificates for Decorative material. (if applicable)
• Purge Document for Vehicle Storage (if applicable)
• Fireworks Itinerary and details (if applicable)
The fee for this application fee is:
I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ THIS APPLICATION, THAT THE INFORMATION GIVEN IS CORRECT, AND THAT I AM THE OWNER OR DULY AUTHORIZED AGENT TO ACT IN THE OWNERS BEHALF AND AS SUCH HEREBY TO COMPLY WITH THE APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FIRE CODE AS WELL AS ANY SPECIFIC CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY THE FIRE OFFICIAL.
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