Commercial Fire Alarm and Sprinkler

The Chelmsford Fire Prevention Office per the Massachusetts State Building Code is now processing applications for fire alarm and sprinkler permit modifications through the Building Department.

For modifications of an existing system or construction/installation of a new system, once you have created an account on PermitEyes, click on the Building department to apply.

For Fire Alarm system shutdowns (daily work permits), in PermitEyes click on the Fire Department link and select Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Impairment.



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BEGINNING MAY 4, 2020, ALL PERSONS SEEKING A FIRE ALARM AND SPRINKLER IMPAIRMENT PERMIT TO PERFORM WORK OR INSPECT/TEST A SYSTEM MUST HAVE AN APPLICATION ON RECORD BEFORE CALLING DISPATCH TO TAKE A SYSTEM OFF LINE. 

Exceptions may be given for emergency work, however the fire alarm/sprinkler technician must call dispatch at (978) 250-5265 prior to beginning work. At no time is work to be performed without first notifying dispatch. In emergency situations, a permit application shall be submitted by the fire alarm or sprinkler company on the next business day. 

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Contractors and Developers are advised that the Chelmsford Fire Department enforces the Massachusetts State Building Code provisions for Emergency Responder Radio Coverage (780 CMR 915) for new construction. Please refer to CFD ERRC System Requirements document below. Contact Capt. Koutsoufis for more information.

You can also click here to learn more about how a BDA system operates.

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