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Permit Requirements
Unnecessary Alarm Charges Storage Tank Permits
Licensed Facility Inspection Explosives/Hazardous Substances Permits
Hazardous Chemical Right-to-Know Special Testing: Dry Standpipe Flow
Certificates of Qualification Fire Protection System Permit

Unnecessary Alarm Charges

P: 216.664.6664 - Weekdays 7 am to 5 pm - F: 216.664.6681 - 1645 Superior

Service Fees

According to City of Cleveland Codified Ordinance, if more than 3 unnecessary alarms occur at the same location in a given calendar year, the property owner or leaseholder will charged a service fee beginning with the 4th alarm. Payment can be made in the form of check or money order.


Licensed Facility Inspection

P: 216.664.6664 - Weekdays 7 am to 5 pm - F: 216.664.6681 - 1645 Superior

Service Fees

The Division of Fire conducts inspections of facilities which require licenses including those for child care, residential care, other board and care, halfway houses, group homes, convalescent and alcohol and drug care facilities.


Hazardous Chemical Right-To-Know Code Registration

P: 216.664.6664 - Weekdays 7 am to 5 pm - F: 216.664.6681 - 1645 Superior

Service Fees

By Codified Ordinance, employers are required to provide information to the City of Cleveland's Fire division about hazardous chemicals manufactured, used or stored inside the workplace by means of a hazardous chemical list, discharge permits and reports, and material safety data sheets, if requested.   By law, a sign must be posted to inform employees regarding these substances.  The employer is required to submit an annual registration form containing a sworn statement that they have  received the Right-To-Know Code and complied with it.  There is a registration fee which varies according to workplace size and amount of materials.  Acceptable forms of payment include check and money order.


Certificates of Qualification

P: 216.664.6664 - Weekdays 7 am to 5 pm - F: 216.664.6681 - 1645 Superior

Service Fees

Certificates are issued for persons performing fire systems maintenance and for those managing liquified petroleum gas systems. According to City of Cleveland Codified Ordinance, all fire detection and supression systems must be maintained or installed by someone familiar with the system's operation so that it can be maintained in servicible condition and installed correctly.  This person must have a certificate of qualification issued by the Fire Chief.  Service fee payment can be made by check or money order.


Storage Tank Permits (Hazardous Substances)

P: 216.664.6664 - Weekdays 7 am to 5 pm - F: 216.664.6681 - 1645 Superior

Service Fees

Permits are required to install, remove, repair or alter tanks which store hazardous substances.  Fees vary according to the size of the tank and the work to be done.  Fees include permit application and plan review, issuance of the permit, and testing by a Division of Fire representative.  An additional fee will be charged for each additional full or partial day required for testing.


Permits for Hazardous Substances and Explosives

P: 216.664.6664 - Weekdays 7 am to 5 pm - F: 216.664.6681 - 1645 Superior

Service Fees

A permit is required to store, use, or handle a hazardous substance for any length of time.  The fee for a hazardous substance permit is good for 3 years.  A permit is required to store, use, sell, give away, transport or dispose of explosives. The fee for an explosive permit is good for one year.


Special Testing: Dry Standpipe Flow

P: 216.664.6664 - Weekdays 7 am to 5 pm - F: 216.664.6681 - 1645 Superior

Service Fees

Dry standpipes without permanent water supplies are required to have a flow test conducted by the Division of Fire.  The fee varies according to the number of risers.  Acceptable forms of payment include check and money order.


Fire Protection System Permit (Suppression or Alarm Systems)

P: 216.664.6664 - Weekdays 7 am to 5 pm - F: 216.664.6681 - 1645 Superior

Permit Fees

The Cleveland Fire Department's Fire Prevention Bureau issues permits for the installation of fire protection systems.  The cost of the permit is dependent on the type of system.  Requestors must submit a completed application form and three sets of drawings stamped by a licensed architect or design professional. 

The following systems require installation permits: manual or automatic alarm, automatic sprinkler, standpipe, yard hydrant, carbon dioxide or halon supression, dry or wet chemical.  In the event a re-inspection is required, an additional fee will apply.  Acceptable forms of payment include check or money order.  Contractors must be certified by the State of Ohio Fire Marshal in order to install these systems.


Division of Fire
Patrick Kelly
Chief of Fire
1645 Superior Ave., E. 
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.6800
F: 216.664.6816
Ohio Relay: 711
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