Modifications (Variances)

When a business, occupation, trade or industry are unable to meet the Fire Code or Fire Rules due to limitations, it may be waived or modified if necessary and is consistent with public safety.

To learn more about modifications or variances, you can read section FC 104.8 (PDF) of the Fire Code.

To request a modification or variance an application must be filed online with FDNY Business.

Looking for Certificate of Fitness Variances?

The FDNY offers variances for the following Certificates of Fitness.

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