Permits

Dear Business Owner,
On behalf of the Lehi Fire Department we would like to welcome your new business to our city. For those renewing licenses thank you for your continued interest in conducting business in Lehi. The mission and vision of the Fire Marshal’s Office includes a partnership with the business community to create and maintain a safe and successful environment for business and entertainment. We believe code compliance can improve the bottom line of business while promoting fire and life safety.
The International Fire Code (IFC 2015), currently adopted by the State of Utah and Lehi City requires permit(s) for certain occupancies, building features or processes associated with businesses. Our IFC permits program can provide all of the information and requirements to allow the business owner full compliance with these regulations.
The following business types require either a operational or construction permit and must be inspected before a business license can be issued or renewed:
OPERATIONAL PERMITS
  • F105.6.1 Aerosol products- An operational permit is required to manufacture, store or handle an aggregate quantity of Level 2 or Level 3 (highly combustible) aerosol products in excess of 500 pounds (227 kg) net weight (See Hazardous Materials Management Program packet).
  • 105.6.2 Amusement buildings- An operational permit is required to operate a special amusement building.
  • 105.6.3 Aviation facilities- An operational permit is required to use a Group H or Group S occupancy for aircraft servicing or repair and aircraft fuel-servicing vehicles. Additional permits required by other sections of this code include, but are not limited to, hot work, hazardous materials and flammable or combustible finishes.
  • 105.6.5 Carnivals and fairs- An operational permit is required to conduct a carnival or fair.
  • 105.6.6 Cellulose nitrate film- An operational permit is required to store, handle or use cellulose nitrate film in a Group A occupancy.
  • 105.6.7 Combustible dust-producing operations- An operational permit is required to operate a grain elevator, flour starch mill, feed mill, or a plant pulverizing aluminum, coal, cocoa, magnesium, spices or sugar, or other operations producing combustible dusts as defined in IFC Chapter 2.
  • 105.6.8 Combustible fibers– An operational permit is required for the storage and handling of combustible fibers in quantities greater than 100 cubic feet (2.8 m^3). EXCEPTION: A permit is not required for agricultural storage.
  • 105.6.9 Compressed gases- An operational permit is required for the storage, use or handling at normal temperature and pressure of compressed gases in excess of the amounts listed in Table 105.6.9 (See Hazardous Materials Management Program packet). EXCEPTION: Vehicles equipped for and using compressed gas as a fuel for propelling the vehicle.
  • 105.6.10 Covered mall buildings- An operational permit is required for: 1. The placement of retail fixtures and displays, concession equipment, displays of highly combustible goods and similar items in the mall. 2. The display of liquid-or gas-fired equipment in the mall.3. The use of open-flame or flame-producing equipment in the mall.
  • 105.6.11 Cryogenic fluids- An operational permit is required to produce, store, transport on site, use, handle or dispense cryogenic fluids in excess of the amounts listed in Table F105.6.11 (See Hazardous Materials Management Program packet).EXCEPTION: Permits are not required for vehicles equipped for and using cryogenic fluids as a fuel for propelling the vehicle or for refrigerating the lading
  • 105.6.12 Cutting and welding– An operational permit is required to conduct cutting or welding operations within the jurisdiction.
  • 105.6.13 Dry cleaning plants– an operational permit is required to engage in the business of dry cleaning or to change to a more hazardous cleaning solvent used in existing dry cleaning equipment.
  • 105.6.14 Exhibits and trade shows-. An operational permit is required to operate exhibits and trade shows.
  • 105.6.15 Explosives– An operational permit is required for the manufacture, storage, handling, sale or use of any quantity of explosive, explosive material, fireworks, or pyrotechnic special effects within the scope of Chapter 56 (See Hazardous Materials Management Program packet)
  • 105.6.16 Fire hydrants and valves– An operational permit is required to use or operate fire hydrants or valves intended for fire suppression purposes which are installed on water systems and accessible to a fire apparatus access road that is open to or generally used by the public. EXCEPTION: A permit is not required for authorized employees of a water company that supplies the system or the fire department to use or operate fire hydrants or valves.
  • 105.6.17 Flammable and combustible liquids– An operational permit is required: 1. To use or operate a pipeline for the transportation within facilities of flammable or combustible liquids. This requirement shall not apply to the off-site transportation in pipelines regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) nor does it apply to piping systems. 2. To store, handle or use Class I liquids in excess of 5 gallons (19 L) in a building or in excess of 10 gallons (37.9 L) outside of a building, except that a permit is not required for the following: 2.1. The storage or use of Class I liquids in the fuel tank of a motor vehicle, aircraft, motorboat, mobile power plant or mobile heating plant, unless such storage, in the opinion of the code official, would cause an unsafe condition. 2.2. The storage or use of paints, oils, varnishes or similar flammable mixtures when such liquids are stored for maintenance, painting or similar purposes for a period of not more than 30 days. 3. To store, handle or use Class II or Class IIIA liquids in excess of 25 gallons (95 L) in a building or in excess of 60 gallons (227 L) outside a building, except for fuel oil used in connection with oil-burning equipment. 4. To remove Class I or Class II liquids from an underground storage tank used for fueling motor vehicles by any means other than the approved, stationary on-site pumps normally used for dispensing purposes. 5. To operate tank vehicles, equipment, tanks, plants, terminals, wells, fuel-dispensing stations, refineries, distilleries and similar facilities where flammable and combustible liquids are produced, processed, transported, stored, dispensed or used. 6. To install, alter, remove, abandon, place temporarily out of service (for more than 90 days) or otherwise dispose of an underground, protected above-ground or above-ground flammable or combustible liquid tank. 7. To change the type of contents stored in a flammable or combustible liquid tank to a material which poses a greater hazard than that for which the tank was designed and constructed. 8. To manufacture, process, blend or refine flammable or combustible liquids (See Hazardous Materials Management Program packet).
  • 105.6.18 Floor finishing– An operational permit is required for floor finishing or surfacing operations exceeding 350 square feet (33 m^2) using Class I or Class II liquids.
  • 105.6.19 Fruit and crop ripening– An operational permit is required to operate a fruit-, or crop-ripening facility or conduct a fruit-ripening process using ethylene gas.(See Hazardous Materials Management Program packet)
  • 105.6.20 Fumigation and thermal insecticidal fogging– An operational permit is required to operate a business of fumigation or thermal insecticidal fogging and to maintain a room, vault or chamber in which a toxic or flammable fumigant is used.
  • 105.6.21 Hazardous materials– An operational permit is required to store, transport on site, dispense, use or handle hazardous materials in excess of the amounts listed in Table F105.6.21.
  • 105.6.22 HMP Facilities– An operational permit is required to store, handle or use hazardous production materials.
  • 105.6.23 High-piled storage– An operational permit is required to use a building or portion thereof as a high-piled storage area exceeding 500 square feet (46 m^2).
  • 105.6.24 Hot work operations– An operational permit is required for hot work including, but not limited to: 1. Public exhibitions and demonstrations where hot work is conducted. 2. Use of portable hot work equipment inside a structure. EXCEPTION: Work that is conducted under a construction permit. 3. Fixed-site hot work equipment such as welding booths. 4. Hot work conducted within a hazardous fire area. 5. Application of roof coverings with the use of an open-flame device. 6. When approved, the code official shall issue a permit to carry out a Hot Work Program. This program allows approved personnel to regulate their facility’s hot work operations. The approved personnel shall be trained in the fire safety aspects denoted in this chapter and shall be responsible for issuing permits requiring compliance with the requirements found in this chapter. These permits shall be issued only to their employees or hot work operations under their supervision.
  • 105.6.25 Industrial ovens– An operational permit is required for operation of industrial ovens regulated by Chapter 30.
  • 105.6.26 Lumber yards and woodworking plants– An operational permit is required for the storage or processing of lumber exceeding 100,000 board feet (8,333 ft^3) (236 m^3).
  • 105.6.27 Liquid or gas-fueled vehicles or equipment in assembly buildings– An operational permit is required to display, operate or demonstrate liquid-or gas-fueled vehicles or equipment in assembly buildings.
  • 105.6.28 Liquified Petroleum-gas (LP-gas)– An operational permit is required for: 1. Storage and use of LP-gas. EXCEPTION: A permit is not required for individual containers with a 500-gallon (1893 L) water capacity or less serving occupancies in Group R-3. 2. Operation of cargo tankers that transport LP-gas.
  • 105.6.29 Magnesium– An operational permit is required to melt, cast, heat treat or grind more than 10 pounds (4.54 kg) of magnesium.
  • 105.6.30 Miscellaneous combustible storage– An operational permit is required to store in any building or upon any premises in excess of 2,500 cubic feet (71 m^3) gross volume of combustible empty packing cases, boxes, barrels or similar containers, rubber tires, rubber, cork or similar combustible material.
  • 105.6.31 Motor fuel-dispensing facilities.
    An operational permit is required for the operation of automotive, marine and fleet motor fuel-dispensing facilities.
  • 105.6.32 Open burning– An operational permit is required for the kindling or maintaining of an open fire or a fire on any public street, ally, road, or other private ground. Instructions and stipulation of the permit shall be adhered to. EXCEPTION: Recreational fires.
  • 105.6.33 Open flames and torches An operational permit is required to remove paint with a torch; or to use a torch or open-flame device in a wildfire risk area.
  • 105.6.34 Open flames and candles-An operational permit is required to use open flames or candles in connection with assembly areas, dining areas of restaurants or drinking establishments.
  • 105.6.35 Organic coatings- An operational permit is required for any organic-coating manufacturing operation producing more than 1 gallon (4 L) of an organic coating in one day.
  • 105.6.36 Places of assembly– An operational permit is required to operate a place of assembly.
  • 105.6.37 Private fire hydrants– An operational permit is required for the removal from service, use or operation of private fire hydrants. EXCEPTION: A permit is not required for private industry with trained maintenance personnel, private fire brigade or fire departments to maintain, test and use private hydrants.
  • 105.6.38 Pyrotechnic special effects material- An operational permit is required for use and handling of pyrotechnic special effects material.
  • 105.6.39 Pyroxylin plastics- An operational permit is required for storage or handling of more than 25 pounds (11 kg) of cellulose nitrate (pyroxylin) plastics and for the assembly or manufacture of articles involving pyroxylin plastics.
  • 105.6.40 Refrigeration equipment- An operational permit is required to operate a mechanical refrigeration unit or system regulated by Chapter 6.
  • 105.6.41 Repair garages and motor fuel-dispensing facilities- An operational permit is required for operation of repair garages and automotive, marine and fleet motor fuel-dispensing facilities.
  • 105.6.42 Rooftop heliports- An operational permit is required for the operation of a rooftop heliports.
  • 105.6.43 Spraying or dipping- An operational permit is required to conduct a spraying or dipping operation utilizing flammable or combustible liquids or the application of combustible powders regulated by Chapter 24.
  • 105.6.44 Storage of scrap tires or tire byproducts- An operational permit is required to establish, conduct or maintain storage of scrap tires and tire byproduct that exceeds 2,500 cubic feet of total volume of scrap tire and for indoor storage of tires and tire byproducts.
  • 105.6.45 Temporary membrane structures and tents- An operational permit is required to operate an air-supported temporary membrane structure or a tent having an area in excess of 400 square feet. EXCEPTIONS: 1.Tents used exclusively for recreational purposes.2. Tents open on all sides. 2.1 Individual tents having a maximum size of 700 square feet. 2.2  The aggregate area of multiple tents placed side by side without a fire break clearance of not less than 12 feet shall not exceed 700 square feet total. 2.3 A minimum clearance of 12 feet to structures and other tents shall be provided.
  • 105.6.46 Tire re-building plants- An operational permit is required for the operation and maintenance of a tire re-building plant.
  • 105.6.47 Waste handling- An operational permit is required for the operation of wrecking yards, junk yards and waste-handling facilities.
  • 105.6.48 Wood products- An operational permit is required to store chips, hogged material, lumber or plywood in excess of 200 cubic feet.
CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
 
Required construction permits. The fire code official is authorized to issue construction permits for work as set forth in Sections 105.7.1 through 105.7.18.
  • F105.7.1 Automatic fire-extinguishing systems- A construction permit is required for installation of or modification to an automatic fire-extinguishing system. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.
  • F105.7.2 Battery systems. A permit is required to install stationary storage battery systems having a liquid capacity of more than 50 gallons.
  • F105.7.3 Compressed gases. When the compressed gases in use or storage exceed the amounts listed in Table 105.6.9, a construction permit is required to install, repair damage to, abandon, remove, place temporarily out of service or close or substantially modify a compressed gas system. EXCEPTIONS: 1.Routine maintenance. 2.For emergency repair work performed on an emergency basis, application for permit shall be made within two working days of commencement of work.
  • F105.7.4 Cryogenic fluids. A construction permit is required for installation of or alteration to outdoor stationary cryogenic fluid storage systems where the system capacity exceeds the amounts listed in Table 105.6.11. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered an alteration and does not require a construction permit.
  • 105.7.5 Emergency responder radio coverage system. A construction permit is required for installation of or modification to emergency responder radio coverage systems and related equipment. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered to be a modification and does not require a construction permit.
  • F105.7.6 Fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment. A construction permit is required for installation of or modification to fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.
  • F105.7.7 Fire pumps and related equipment. A construction permit is required for installation of or modification to fire pumps and related fuel tanks, jockey pumps, controllers and generators. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.
  • F105.7.8 Flammable and combustible liquids. A construction permit is required: 1. To install, repair or modify a pipeline for the transportation of flammable or combustible liquids. 2. To install, construct or alter tank vehicles, equipment, tanks, plants, terminals, wells, fuel-dispensing stations, refineries, distilleries and similar facilities where flammable and combustible liquids are produced, processed, transported, stored, dispensed or used. 3. To install, alter, remove, abandon or otherwise dispose of a flammable or combustible liquid tank.
  • 105.7.9 Gates and barricades across fire apparatus access roads. A construction permit is required for the installation of or modification to a gate or barricade across a fire apparatus access road.
  • F105.7.10 Hazardous materials. A construction permit is required to install, repair damage to, abandon, remove, place temporarily out of service or close or substantially modify a storage facility or other area regulated by Chapter 27 when the hazardous materials in use or storage exceed the amounts listed in Table 105.6.21. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Routine maintenance. 2. For emergency repair work performed on an emergency basis, application for permit shall be made within two working days of commencement of work.
  • F105.7.11 Industrial ovens. A construction permit is required for installation of industrial ovens covered by Chapter 30. EXCEPTIONS: 1.Routine maintenance. 2. For repair work performed on an emergency basis, application for permit shall be made within two working days of commencement of work.
  • F105.7.12 LP-gas. A construction permit is required for installation of or modification to an LP-gas system.
  • F105.7.13 Private fire hydrants. A construction permit is required for the installation or modification of private fire hydrants.
  • 105.7.14 Smoke control or smoke exhaust systems. Construction permits are required for installation of or alteration to smoke control or smoke exhaust systems. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered to be an alteration and does not require a permit.
  • 105.7.15 Solar photovoltaic power systems. A construction permit is required to install or modify solar photovoltaic power systems. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered to be a modification and does not require a permit.
  • F105.7.16 Spraying or dipping. A construction permit is required to install or modify a spray room, dip tank or booth.
  • F105.7.17 Standpipe systems. A construction permit is required for the installation, modification or removal from service of a standpipe system. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit.
  • F105.7.18 Temporary membrane structures and tents. A construction permit is required to erect an air-supported temporary membrane structure or a tent having an area in excess of 400 square feet (37 m2). EXCEPTIONS: 1.Tents used exclusively for recreational camping purposes. 2. Funeral tents and curtains or extensions attached thereto, when used for funeral services. 3. Tents and awnings open on all sides which comply with all of the following: 3.1. Individual tents shall have a maximum size of 700 square feet (65 m2). 3.2.The aggregate area of multiple tents placed side by side without a fire break clearance of  not less than 12 feet (3658 mm) shall not exceed 700 square feet (65 m2 total. 3.3. A minimum clearance of 12 feet (3658 mm) to structures and other tents shall be maintained.

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