Do I Need A Permit To Install an Aboveground Tank?

Answer: Possibly. There are a number of possible requirements including tank registrations, notifications, and applying for a formal tank permit, all of which are sometimes referred to as a “permit”. These requirements may be through State, County, or City agencies, or local fire departments. In many cases, permits or approvals from tank installation may be required from multiple agencies.

Bulk Fuel Storage With Hay Bale Secondary Containment Observed During SPCC Audit

Bulk Fuel Storage With Hay Bale Secondary Containment


Whether or not a “permit” is needed will depend on the size of the tank, location, contents (e.g., fuel, flammable liquids, combustible liquids, hazardous material). In addition, there are specific fire code requirements for installation of above ground storage tanks (National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1 – Uniform Fire Code, NFPA 30 – Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code).


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Do I Need A Permit To Install An Underground Storage Tank?

Yes, if an underground storage tank contains fuel or hazardous substances a permit is required. Underground tanks that do not contain fuel or hazardous chemicals (such as tanks strictly for water storage) may not need a permit.


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