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Permit Information

The Seattle Fire Department administers fire and life safety regulations for all properties within the Seattle city limits.  Permits must be obtained from the Fire Department for special events, public assembly occupancies, storage or use of hazardous materials, hazardous operations such as hot work and spray finishing, storage of high-piled combustible materials and a wide variety of other activities where a fire or life safety hazard may exist.

HMIS Inventory Statement

Notice to Customers: Hazardous Materials Inventory Statements will now be required to be submitted with new permit applications for medical gas, laboratories, spray finishing, or storage/use of hazardous materials.

This administrative change will take effect June 1, 2016. For more information, please see:

 HMIS Information Page
User's Guide to Completing the HMIS Form

Questions? Speak with a permit specialist or a special hazards inspector at (206) 386-1450, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Marine Terminals

Special Permit/Notifcation form for use with SFD 8025 Terminals Permit
Marine Hot Work Facilities List
Marine Refueling Facilities List

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For information regarding the Permit Required Confined Space Entry Program, please review the Seattle Fire Department Permit Required Confined Space PolicyNote: There is no Seattle Fire Marshal's Office permit related to this program.



Last Modified:   May 12, 2016

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