Certificate of Fitness for Non-Production Chemical Laboratories (C-14)

New Application Fees: $25 HOW TO APPLY
Application Reviewed Within: 1-2Days AFTER YOU APPLY
Renewal Fees: $15 OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle: 3Years OPERATING & RENEWING


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A permit is required to store, handle or use hazardous materials in a laboratory unit in quantities exceeding 1 gallon (3.8 L) of flammable liquid, 1 gallon (3.8 L) of combustible liquid or 75 SCF (2.12 m3) of flammable gas. Non-production laboratory operations requiring a permit must be under the personal supervision of a certificate of fitness holder.

A non-production chemical laboratory is a building or portion of a building where chemicals or gases are stored, handled or used on a non-production basis for testing, research, experimental, instructional or educational purposes. At least one C-14 Certificate of Fitness holder shall be present on each of floor of the laboratory unit on which laboratory operations requiring a permit are being conducted. All laboratories must be built to specifications set by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB).

This Certificate of Fitness is valid only at a specific location and for the specific person to whom it is issued.

Next: Apply

For more information, please contact:

NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
Public Certification Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Phone: (718) 999-1988

Open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Closed on public holidays.

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Certificate of Fitness
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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