A permit is required to transport the following hazardous materials in or on a motor vehicle:
(A) A flammable liquid in a quantity exceeding 1,000 pounds aggregate gross weight, except vehicles transporting paint products prominently labeled as such in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations or;
(B) A combustible liquid in a quantity exceeding 1,000 pounds aggregate gross weight, except vehicles transporting paint products prominently labeled as such in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations or;
(C) A compressed gas in any quantity exceeding the limits set forth in Fire Code Table 105.6(1) or 105.6(2) (PDF) or;
(D) Any quantity of explosives, except small arms ammunition.
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Motor vehicle inspections are conducted at the Following location:
Bureau of Fire Prevention’s Hazardous Cargo Vehicle Inspection Unit
245 Meserole Avenue (entrance on 825 Humboldt Street)
Brooklyn, New York
Hours: Monday - Sunday, 7 days a week, from 7:00am to 3:00pm except for scheduled holidays and closings
Get a list of designated hazardous materials routes:
Delivery of Liquified Petroleum Gas (Propane) for Use at Outdoor Dining Areas for Comfort Heating:
In 2020, Mayor issued Emergency Executive Order 153 authorizing the temporary use of propane-fueled heaters in eligible outdoor dining areas. The use of propane-fueled heaters is allowed only after an “express authorization” or an operational permit issued by the Fire Department. For more information on how a vendor can determine whether it is lawful to deliver propane containers to restaurants, bars, and other establishments authorized to use propane heaters, review the following information bulletin:
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.