Procedures for Issuing, Scheduling, and Inspecting Permits
Permits will be issued Monday thru Friday during normal business hours.
Inspections will be scheduled Monday thru Thursday on a first come first serve basis.
Information Needed for Obtaining a Permit
Information Required when Calling to Request an Inspection
As of March 31, 2006, per order of the Board of Health, all transfers or resale of property require that existing oil tanks be upgraded to double walled tanks.
Smoke and CO alarms are required to be inspected by the fire inspector prior to any sale of house property. Please see "Smoke Detector Information" below for details.
The requirements for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms are different depending on when your house was built. A short summary of the requirements is given below. For a more comprehensive explanation,
New Construction and Major Renovations
The most recent regulations for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms as outlined above will apply. Construction plans must be submitted to the Wellfleet Building department fee of $35 and will be reviewed by the fire and building inspectors. The placement of smoke and CO alarms on the building plans is the responsibility of the individuals applying for the permit.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Information
For information on carbon monoxide and its effects please see the "Fire Prevention" section of this web site.
Beach Fire Permits
Open Burning Permits
The open burning season begins on January 15, and runs through May 1.
NO PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED BEFORE JANUARY 15!