Tar Kettle Permit    

Permit Description

  • Open Fires – Diesel or LPG/Propane Fueled - Portable Devices  – Tar Kettle

Cost of Permit
Original Permit $105.00
Additional Cost For Each Storage Cage $210.00
Additional Cost for Each Storage Cabinet $105.00

Permit Length

  • Permit not to Exceed a Year
  • FD permit expiration will coincide w/ DOB (or Authority having jurisdiction) 
  • Work permit expiration date 

Application Requirements

  • Letter of request on company Letterhead
  • Proof of Liability Insurance
    Department of Buildings (DOB) or Authority having jurisdiction work permit
  • Certificates of Fitness  
    S-93 for Diesel fueled Kettles and G-60 for Torch Operator 
    G-40 for Propane/LPG fueled Kettles, 
    F-60 Fire Guard at Construction Sites (must be differentindividual than Torch Operator) 

Additional Information

  • Variance Letter from the Fire Department
  • An inspection of the site with the Tar Kettle(s) present is required
  • Log of F-60 holders hourly inspection and re-inspection ½ hour and 1 hour after operations  cease  

Need Help?

For assistance with applying for and receiving Permits and Letters of Approval on FDNY Business, contact the FDNY Customer Service Center by dialing 311, or via email at FDNY.BusinessSupport@FDNY.nyc.gov.

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