Skip to main content

Certificate of Fitness for Non-Production Chemical Laboratories (C-14)

New Application Fees $25 HOW TO APPLY
Application Reviewed Within 1-2 Days AFTER YOU APPLY
Renewal Cycle 3 Years OPERATING & RENEWING


City Fire Department

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
Phone (718) 999-1988

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.

Learn which permits, licenses and regulations matter to you Use the Step by Step tool to get an exhaustive list of requirements that matter to you.
Use the Step by Step tool