Building Permit Information

Building Permits: New Construction

Permit TypeFee

Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide

$40

Residential Fire Alarm

$40

Oil Burner and Oil Tank

$30

LP Gas Storage

$30

Building Permits: For Additions, Renovations, Sale

Permit TypeFee

Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide

$40

Residential Fire Alarm

$40

Requirements

Permits must be taken out by the company doing the work.

By law, the Fire Department must review all building plans for new construction, renovations, and additions. Any substantial renovation requires smoke detectors to be "brought up to code" meaning hardwired, battery backup, and Carbon Monoxide detectors. The Fire Department offers a "walk-through" before the detector heads are installed to ensure proper placement of detectors. Note: we do not mark up plans.

Common Issues

Please do not assume that your electrician will "pull" your Smoke/Carbon Monoxide detector permit. Most electricians assume that an electrical permit will satisfy both; it does not. The Electrical permit is through the Building Department.

The Marion Fire Department is a "call" department our inspectors work full-time elsewhere and do inspections on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 3:45. It usually takes a week to schedule an appointment. Please do not wait until the last minute to obtain a permit. Permits are required by the Building Department before an Occupancy Permit will be issued. Permits must be signed and paid for at the Fire Station, appointments will be made at that time. We do not accept permits by mail.

The Fire Department is bound by Massachusetts Law to inspect and act accordingly. The office is open from 9 am until 3 pm, weekdays. We are located at 50 Spring Street (The same building as the Police). If you have any questions please feel free to call the office at 508-748-3595.