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Fire Code Modification (Variance)


Before you submit your application

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    Effective 5/11/2020, the NYC Fire Department will no longer accept new applications in paper form. For instructions on how to file online, please see Technology Management Training.
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      Be sure to select Fire Code Modification category on the FDNY business website.
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        Below are some common Modification (Variance) sub-types and brief descriptions with documentation required for each sub-type:
        • Fleet fueling (Diesel) - dispensing diesel fuel
        • Fleet fueling (Gasoline) - dispensing gasoline
        • Construction site fueling by oversize tank truck - Citywide
        • Street Fair - requesting reduction in fire lane width
        • Dry cleaner seeking waiver of sprinkler requirements
        • Dispensing and storage of Biodiesel B20 fuel at Agency site
        Please review the Table of Documents Required for Common Modification Sub-Types.
        • Ready to Apply?

          Steps to apply online:

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          Submit the completed application online with all supporting documents.

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            You must make payment on FDNY Business to submit your application. To make payments for additional invoiced fees after submission use one of the following methods:

            Online (preferred):
            Online (preferred) Payment can be made online at FDNY Business (credit, debit or e-check accepted)

            US Mail (check must contain FDNY Business Record ID):
            NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
            Bureau of Fire Prevention
            9 MetroTech Center, Attn: Cashier’s Unit (1st Floor)
            Brooklyn, NY 11201
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