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NOC from Fire Department | Fire License

Fire accidents are quite common in a country which boasts of amazing skyscrapers and luxurious occupational spaces. Though majestic and delicate in outlook, buildings of such kind are prone to unanticipated fire incidents, more so in a city like Delhi given the population surge and unplanned growth witnessed in the capital. Paying heed to the safety of such buildings and its occupants, the Building Bye-laws were adopted in a notification of the Delhi administration dated 23rd June 1983, which was updated time and again at later stages. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining fire license in Delhi.

It is mandatory to secure NOC from fire department in order to comply with the requirements of the relevant state authority. Due to the amount of flexibility in the legal system, lot of conveyancing occurs which directly increases the amount of purchased properties in India. Commercial conveyance purchases also increase over the period of time. However, the owner of the premises or the landlord does not take adequate measures to ensure compliance is maintained with the Fire Department NOC.

The government of India has brought out different measures in order to ensure that every building which is ready for occupancy secures this form of NOC from Fire Department. In February 2010, there was a major fire incident in Bangalore- Carlton Towers which not only led to considerable property damage but also loss of life. Hence it is important to secure the NOC from the concerned state fire safety department.

Before securing this certificate, the concerned authority will carry out a detailed inspection procedure. Such procedures would ensure that the building is complying with the laws related to fire safety. Fire department issues the NOC after verifying the commercial or residential multi-story building of an applicant. Any form of apartment or multi storey building which is more than 15 meters have to compulsorily secure the NOC from Fire Department before carrying out any form of operations.

Usually the fire safety certificate is got by verifying the requirements of the building. After this an audit is carried out in order to ensure that compliance is maintained. Such audit is required to ensure that there are proper safety compliances with respect to avoiding fires and other forms of situations. This will include proper ventilation in the building, availability of fire hydrants, availability of fire hoses and water functioning systems in order to ensure compliance is maintained.

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  • NOC From Fire Department

Who Should Buy

  • Businesses looking to get NOC From Fire Department.
How It's Done

Preparation of Documents and filing with department

Documents Required

      2 Sets Of Building Plans To Consist Of Building Layout, Analysis Report, The Form Of Supervision.

      The Building Plan Must Be In Accordance With The Information Prescribed By The Bye-Laws Of The State.

      Checklist With Filled In A Questionnaire.

      Building Model.

      Certified Checklist By Architect.

      Building Stability Certificate.

      Applicant's Id Card- A Copy Of Aadhar Card.

      Photograph Of The Established Building Clicked From Outside.

      Quantity And Completion Certificate Of Electric Wiring. Must Be Issued From A Recognized Authority.

How to Apply for NOC From Fire Department?

How Can We Get Fire Safety NOC

In a move to ensure , life safety, fire-safe design for buildings and to deal with the potential panic hazard associated therewith, the Delhi Government has directed the  to inspect buildings having five or more floors.

Under NBFC (National Building Fire Code), Fire Department, when requested by building owner, occupant or directed by authorities, undertakes the necessary audit and point out the existing lapses like hose-reels, hydrant, water system, dysfunctional alarm system lack of ventilation, etc.  issues notices to building owners or occupants for failure to comply with fire-safety norms. The Fire department has all the powers to direct water and electricity cut if the building comes under  to mandatory have fire-fighting mechanism, it fails to comply then can exercise its power to seal the building from further use.

NOC from the Fire Department

The no-objection certificate is issued by the  after verifying and auditing the building's fire resistance and  mechanism which should be at par with the  standards and guidelines as stated by The () and concerned state government respectively. After complete inspection when the  finds the safety mechanism meets the required standards, it issues the () for the commercial/residential building of the applicant.

The   is issued by the respective states'  which verifies and checks the building fire resistance or that the building can observe any fire-related accidents.

NOC is Mandatory for whom?

High-rise buildings having a height of more than 15 meters or multi-story buildings are required to obtain Fire  from  of their state.

Apart from this, according to , buildings of the following categories are under obligation to observe fire and .

  • Residential Occupancy With Part Commercial Usage (Irrespective Of Height).

  • Educational Buildings (Schools, University, Colleges, Etc.).

  • Assembly Buildings (Cinema Halls, Ceremonial Houses, Etc).

  • Business Buildings Having Offices.

  • Institutional Buildings ( Hospital, Nursing Home, Etc).

  • Mercantile Buildings (Shops, Warehouse, Etc).

  • Industrial Buildings.

  • Hazardous Buildings.

Is Fire NOC mandatory for new buildings (under construction) only or existing buildings also required to obtain NOC?

Irrespective of types, nature, occupancy, proposed or existing building, Observation of fire and life  are mandatory for all buildings falling under the categories stated in NBC part 4.

What if your Building falls under the purview of NBFC Part 4?

Contact FPCS(  and Consultancy Service), making a request to evaluate your building. Fire management department will survey and evaluate your premises and will suggest you with the necessary  and life  to comply with. Alternatively, you can take guidance from the wing of your fire brigade headquarters.

Provisional NOC

After evaluating the fire and life , the  recommends you to install certain fire and life safety mechanism and issues you a Provisional .

Provisional  is a kind of temporary  certificate, subject to your compliance with the recommendation made to you. Hence Provisional NOC has validity for a certain period of time in which you need to prepare to comply with the recommendations

Final NOC

After complying with the recommendations of fire and life safety installation you need to apply the  wing to inspect the implementations. After making an inspection in physical for all the  and installation, they will test and certify that they are in tune with the recommendations and all installations are functioning in satisfactory condition.

On finding the installations working in satisfactory conditions, and necessary compliance with respect to all the recommendations,  Issues Final  for occupancy which has the validity of 1 year from the date of issue. It must be renewed every year by applying to the

How much time does FDS take to issues NOC?

If all required information is submitted accurately as per guidelines, The  will be issued within 4 weeks from the date of receipt.

Regulatory Law

Fire services in the country are under the ambit of the Twelfth Schedule of the Constitution of India, under the provisions of Article 243W of the constitution. The tasks mentioned in the Twelfth Schedule come under the purview of the various municipalities.

Fire prevention and protection responsibilities are primarily vested with the state governments, and the rules concerning the same are established in the form of State Regulations or Municipal By-Laws.

The regulations pertaining to India’s capital were regulated by the Delhi Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Act, 1986, until the introduction of a new Act. The current provisions concerning fire safety in Delhi are governed by the Delhi Fire Services Act, 2007 and Delhi Fire Service Rules, 2010.

Pre-Construction Requirements

These requirements have to be carried out by the applicant before commencing the construction of the building. The following are the requirements which have to be adhered by the applicant:

• The applicant must provide information on the name of the premises, location of the premises and other information pertaining to the premises related to area.

• Next the blue print or the sanction plan must be provided by the applicant. Along with this proof related to proper fire fighting systems must be provided.

• When the application is received by the department, a fire safety officer would be sent to the premises to ensure that fire safety compliance is maintained. Along with this a fire safety checklist and audit would be carried out to ensure compliance is maintained. This procedure would be carried out 10 days after receiving the application.

• If there are no issues related to this, then a provisional NOC would be provided to the applicant.

• If there are any form of recommendations and suggestions made by the fire department, then the same must be observed by the applicant. Such recommendations must be immediately implemented.

Post Construction Requirements

Such procedures and processes would usually be carried out after the completion of construction of the premises. A compliance report would be submitted after this is carried out. The following requirements have to be carried out for a building which is completed:

• Usually the fire officer would carry out the requirements of fire safety audit. For this the technical officer would revisit the site to carry out some form of surveillance related to the building. After this certain recommendations would be provided by the officer to be forwarded to the head of the department to secure a final NOC.

• After the head of the department approves the application for NOC from Fire Department then a final NOC would be provided.

For example, if the builder is residing in Bangalore and wants to construct a premises, then before construction a provisional NOC from Fire department would be provided. This would be provided after the inspection of the premises is completed. Once the inspection of the premises is completed, a fire safety audit report would be compiled. When the builder commences the construction of the premises compliance with the fire safety audit report has to be carried out.

Once the construction is complete, there would be another inspection which is carried out by the relevant fire department of the state authority. After this is carried out a final NOC would be provided.