A permit is required to store, handle or use hazardous materials in a laboratory unit in quantities exceeding 1 gallon (3.8 L) of flammable liquid, 1 gallon (3.8 L) of combustible liquid or 75 SCF (2.12 m3) of flammable gas.Non-production laboratory operations requiring a permit must be under the personal supervision of a certificate of fitness holder.
A non-production chemical laboratory is a building or portion of a building where chemicals or gases are stored, handled or used on a non-production basis for testing, research, experimental, instructional or educational purposes. At least one C-14 Certificate of Fitness holder shall be present on each of floor of the laboratory unit on which laboratory operations requiring a permit are being conducted. All laboratories must be built to specifications set by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB).
This Certificate of Fitness is valid only at a specific location and for the specific person to whom it is issued.
NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
Public Certification Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Certificate of Fitness
Open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Closed on public holidays.