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Rashmi Dutta (Social Compliance Auditor)     12 June 2008

Fire license / NOC


Kindly confirm if buildings below 50 feet do not come under high rise and such kind of buildings do not require fire NOC from fire department.

Are these buildings subject to fire license?

Thanks & Regards,

Rashmi Dutta



 5 Replies

Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     24 June 2008

In Tamilnadu fire license needs to be obtained under the following circumstances.


Fire Licence / NOC is needed under the following circumstances;

      a) to carry out businesses and trading activities, as listed under in the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Rules.

      b) to obtain licence under various Special Acts such as

  • Madras City Municipal Corporation Act 1919 (Act IV of 1919) 

  • Section 249 of the Tamil Nadu District Municipalities Act, 1920 (Act V of 1920) and under the Factories Act 1948 (Central Act LXIII), 

  • Arms Act 1959 (Central Act 54 / 1959) 

  •  Cinematographic Act, 1952 (Central Act XXXVII /1952) 

  •  Indian Explosives Act, 1884 (Central Act IV/1984)\

  • Explosive Substance Act, 1908 (Central Act VI 1908) 

  • Petroleum Act 1934 (Central Act XXX / 1934) 

  • Gas Cylinder Rules 1981 

  • Tamil Nadu Places of Public Resort Act, 1988 (Tamil Nadu Act II/1988)      and 

  • The Special Rules for Multistoried Buildings, 1975.

     c) to obtain Building Plan Approval from the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority for multistoried buildings.

Pragadeesh (Lawyer/Factory certification consultant/Cyber crime Analyst)     28 June 2008

sure! every factory should get fire noc from the authority.if it is below 50 feet the divisional fire officer thru local fire station officer is having the power to certify if he found sufficient fire cylinders,water hoses and fire training is provided for the employees of the factory.if it is above 50 feet then it will go tto the regional office.

The  things involved in the certification are, sufficient fire cylinders,fire trainings,gangway marking,sump(water storage) capacity,the space around the factory should be sufficient for the movement of the fire vehicle.


Guest (n/a)     06 July 2008

To Mr.Pragadeesh / others

Is fire license required before starting a project itself (i mean  about a green field project), or after commissioning?



Patrick Ryan (Advocate & Labour Law Consultant)     14 March 2010

Is any fee payable for getting Fire License?

ramarajan   13 April 2016

sir i am start minaral water plant in rural area, that is need for fire Noc license, 

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