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The Hartford Fire Department reviews plans for new construction and renovations to public buildings. The Department has a contract with the State of Vermont Division of Fire Safety, which permits us to review projects in the Town of Hartford that formerly were reviewed by the State. This will streamline the permitting process and make it more sensitive to the applicant's time line.
Scope of Activities
The Hartford Fire Department will review plans for:
The State of Vermont Division of Fire Safety will continue to have jurisdiction over:
What is a public building?
Most buildings that the public has the occasion to enter except for owner-occupied single-family dwellings, registered home day cares, and working farms.
When is a permit needed from the Hartford Fire Department?
For new construction, alterations, renovations, additions, or demolition of public buildings.
You should contact the Fire Prevention Division for a complete list of situations that require a permit. A fire prevention permit is usually needed even if you have received a Town Zoning Permit.
How do I submit an application for a construction permit?
The fees for all permits have changed; minimum fee of $25.00.
First you must develop a complete set of plans that adequately detail the scope of the work. Often, these plans must be developed by a Vermont licensed design professional such as an architect or engineer. Once you have a plan, you must complete the application for construction permit and submit that with the appropriate fee to the:
Fire Prevention Division
Hartford Fire Department
812 VA Cutoff Rd.
White River Jct. VT 05001
FIRE SAFETY LINKS
Vermont's Fire Prevention Division
Kid's Fire Safety
Holiday Fire Prevention
National Fire Protection Association