News Headlines
Sat. Jan 18th 2020
Wellfleet Firefighters responded to a chimney fire and quickly knocked it down, great work to everyone involved!
Mon. Dec 30th 2019
The Chief of the Department regrets to announce the death of retired Firefighter Charles Ansel Valli, who peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, December 28th, 2019. “Charlie” joined ...
Sat. Dec 14th 2019
Wellfleet PD & FD, Eastham PD & FD held the annual kids Movie Christmas Party with the Wellfleet Cinema. The respective agencies sponsor a free movie, gift bag, popcorn, soda and a photo with ...
Sat. Dec 7th 2019
Thank you to all who came out to support and make Stuff A Cruiser/Ambulance a success! On December 8 at 1 pm, we will join other Cape departments in Hyannis for the Toys For Tots Parade.
Thu. Nov 7th 2019
Trunk or Treat was a HUGE success! We had more kiddos in great costumes than ever. Thank you to everyone who was able to be flexible with our make-up date!
Permits & Inspections

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

  • Appropriate permit form filled out completely (Name of owner, legal local address of owner, telephone number of contact person, and any other pertinent information)
  • Appropriate fee

Information Required when Calling to Request an Inspection

  • Permit number (with exception of property resale inspections)
  • Name and address of the property to be inspected
  • Directions if requested
  • Confirmation that house numbers are on and visible from the road.  Stick on numbers are not accepted, numbers and letters must be the nail on type. (For information on house numbering and road naming please see the "Fire Prevention" section of this web site.)
Lock Box requirements
  • Town of Wellfleet General Bylaws Article XI section 10
  • If a property has a fire alarm system, fire protection system, or a medical alert alarm that transmits the alarm off the premises to a Central Station Alarm company, a lock box must be purchased thru the Fire Department and installed. A key to the front door of the property is needed to be placed inside the box at the time of installation.


House Re-Sales

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.



Smoke Detector Information

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 General Contractors

for Homeowners

for Landlords

For information on carbon monoxide and its effects please see the "Fire Prevention" section of this web site.



Beach Fire Permits

Beach fire permits are issued by the Wellfleet Beach Department at their office by the pier.
For more information click on the following link.


Open Burning Permits


The open burning season begins on January 15, and runs through May 1. 


Permits are required for the season and can be obtained at the fire department for $15.  





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