Certificate of Approval

The Fire Code requires that the manufacturer of any article, equipment or device installed in any facility or used in connection with any material or operation needs a Certificate of Approval for the design, installation, operation and or maintenance of the article, equipment or device.

To learn more about Certificates of Approval you can read Section FC 112 (PDF) of the Fire Code.

To obtain a Certificate of Approval an application will need to be filed online with FDNY Business.

An application will need to be filled out to obtain a Certificate of Approval

Certificate of Approval Cost

Application Cost

Original Application


Amended Application


Change of Ownership


Change in Manufacturing Process, Chemical Composition or Design


Renewal Application


Change of Identification


Approved Certifications

For reference, the Fire Department publishes lists of products produced by manufacturers who have obtained a Certificate of Approval as required by Fire Code.

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