Aerosols Products

Permit Description 

A permit is required to store, handle or use an aggregate quantity of Level 1, 2 or 3 aerosol products in excess of 100 pounds net weight. 

  • Level 1 aerosols are predominately water-based, such as shaving gel or whipped cream.  
  • Level 2 aerosols are often alcohol formulated based, such as hair spray, sunscreen and insect repellants.  
  • Level 3 aerosols are hydrocarbon formulated based, such as carburetor cleaner and petroleum-based aerosols.Cost of Permit  

Permit Cost


Permit Length 

A FDNY inspector will visit the premise annually and perform an inspection prior to permit expiration

Application Requirements 

  • Certificate of Occupancy or Department of Building approval.   
  • Official business documentation, such as Tax ID, liability insurance, etc.  
  • Certificate of Fitness:
    A-49 Supervision of Aerosols

Additional Information 

See the Following Fire Code Chapter

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