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Fire prevention permit application
Mail or deliver completed permit applications to:
Gresham Fire and Emergency Services
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR 97030
Call 503-618-2355 if you have questions about the permitting process.
Please note: this application can only be picked up directly from the Fire Department
A permit may only be obtained if:
Permits are good for five years from the date of issuance if these conditions are consistently and strictly followed:
Fire prevention guide for special events and seasonal sales
Seasonal sales stand application
You must keep the following documents at your sales location:
You may request a fee waiver for the business license and the fire prevention permit if you qualify as an IRS-approved, charitable, non-profit organization. Submit proof of charitable status with the application in order for any fees to be waived.
A permit is required for the storage, use and handling of explosives or blasting agents. An approved blasting permit, signed by the state fire marshal, is also required for blasting operations.
Application Deadline: 14 days before the use date.
Definitions: An explosive is a chemical compound, mixture or device, the primary or common purpose of which is to function by explosion. The term includes:
A blasting agent is a material or mixture consisting of a fuel and oxidizer, intended for blasting provided that the finished product, as mixed for use or shipment, cannot be detonated by means of a number 8 test blasting cap when unconfined. Blasting agents are labeled and placarded as Class 1.5 material by US DOTn.
Storage, use and handling of explosives or blasting agents shall be in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes 480.010-095; Oregon Revised Statutes 480.200-290 and Oregon Administrative Rules 837-012-0305 through 837-012-1420.
Fire prevention planning guide for special events and seasonal sales
Firework stand application
A permit is required to install, alter, change the contents thereof, remove, abandon, place temporarily out-of-service of otherwise dispose of a flammable or combustible liquid tank.
The State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must be notified before the removal of a underground tank.
All work involving fuel tanks must be conducted in accordance with the Oregon Fire Code Chapter 57 and specific DEQ requirements.
Fire prevention permit application
The requirements of the 2014 Oregon Fire Code (OFC) Appendix K fire prevention guidelines for haunted houses and similar temporary installations must be met.
We recommend appointing a responsible and fire-conscious adult to the clean-up crew after the gathering.
Open burn application
A permit is required to conduct an open burn for any type of land clearing or major lot natural debris disposal.
A site plan must be submitted seven days before the planned burn.
A permit is required when any of the following are proposed to operate:
A permit is required to manufacture, compound, store or use pyrotechnic special effects material, and will only be issued to a State of Oregon licensed operator.
Deadline: 7 days before the event or special use
Tents exceeding 200 square feet and canopies exceeding 400 square feet require a Fire Prevention Permit. Permit application must include a site and seating plan.
The complete list or requirements is in the fire prevention guide for special events and seasonal sales.