The process of applying for a use permit is time-consuming and complicated. A use permit includes a set of conditions for the fire-safe use of a structure. Also included is the decision of the Municipal Board granting permission for the use of the structure.
The purpose of a use permit is to avoid fire hazards and reduce the risk of fire and fire-related accidents. A fire-safe structure, of course, must also be used in a fire-safe manner. Within the use permit process, there are two parties who must perform work: the party issuing the permit (municipality/fire department) and the party applying for the permit (building manager/owner/user).
At DRTC, we understand the complexity of this process and can play an important role by taking the entire process off your hands. We are set up to make the process go smoothly. If you are unsure whether the current situation in your building meets the specified fire prevention requirements, we can also prepare an improvement plan to ensure that your building does meet the requirements. If required, we can also provide official approval of the drawings with the local fire department before proceeding with final delivery.
Below is a schematic of the steps that take place between the permit application and the final issuance of the permit:
- Assist in completing the application form.
- Creation of the necessary drawings for the application.
- Writing to building occupants to collect relevant information.
- Study local building code to meet specific requirements.
- Pre-inspection of building fire safety.
- Report findings and resolve any problem cases.
- Function as liaison with the fire department during the permitting process.
- Perform re-inspections as needed to ensure all requirements are met.
At DRTC, we strive to assist you in obtaining the use permit and ensuring that your premises meet all fire safety requirements. Please contact us for more information or a free consultation on applying for a use permit and our services.