LP Tanks

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Temporary portable LP tanks used at construction sites require a permit. A permit fee of $20 per tank is required at the time that the permit is issued.

To obtain a permit, forward the following information to the Fire Department Prevention Bureau:

  • The construction site address.
  • The contractor’s name and full business address.
  • A minimum of two emergency contact numbers.
  • The size of the storage vessel.
  • The name and full address of the owner/provider of the LP storage tank.
  • A description of how the gas lines will be protected from damage.
  • Prepare and draw a site plan.  The site plan should include the following:
    • All property lines
    • Any existing buildings
    • Distance to property lines and other buildings from the tank

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Product identification must be visible on tank – lettering must be a minimum of 4 inches high with a brush stroke of ½ inch.
  • Container, regulators and piping must be protected from vehicle damage.
  • The following minimum distances must be met:
    • Less than 125 gallon containers - Minimum of 5 feet from any lot line, building or public way – exceptions may apply please call for details.
    • 126-250 gallon containers - Minimum of 10 feet from any lot line, building or public way.
    • 251-500 gallon containers- Minimum of 10 feet from any lot line, building or public way and no less than 3 feet between containers.
    • 501-2,000 gallon containers - Minimum of 25 feet from any lot line, building or public way and no less than 3 feet between containers.
    • Over 2000 gallon capacity – Call for specific requirements.

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