The Chelmsford Fire Prevention Office is responsible for the review, inspections, and approvals for any modification or installation of a fire alarm or sprinkler/suppression system. Permitting is generally accomplished through the main building permit for a project.
For modifications of an existing system or construction/installation of a new system, please visit the Town of Chelmsford permitting site, create a new application, and click on fire. Once in the fire department menu, click on Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Plan Review and fill out the application.
For Fire Alarm system shutdowns (daily work permits), in PermitEyes click on the Fire Department link and select Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Impairment.
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.
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 and buildings undergoing Level 3 renovations. 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.