Fire License

IQCS will guide companies to get FIRE License on PAN India Basis.

  • Kerala fire license to be acquired for setting up new industries or establishment for carrying out business.
  • Kerala fire license is mandatory for manufacturing and storing of dangerous, hazardous inflammable fuels, explosive items in the factory premises where the units are housed.
  • Kerala fire license or no-objection certificate (NOC) is mandatory for high-rise buildings in the state.

Fire License for Buildings

Fire safety in buildings is an essential area of concern for employers and landlords to keep peoples fully protected and ensure that the file system is fixed properly and free of false alarms. The Kerala fire license is needed to be obtained for the following buildings:

  • Residential Buildings
  • Mercantile Buildings
  • Hospital Buildings
  • Business Buildings
  • Assembly Buildings
  • Educational Buildings
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Storage Buildings
  • Hazardous Buildings

Note on Certificate of Approval

At present, the Kerala Department of Fire and Rescue Services has mandated building owners to obtain Fire license to various types of Buildings in the interest of Public Safety.  In Kerala, the fire license is issued in two parts to the occupier or builder. That is given as follows:

  • Site Clearance Certificate – Site NOC
  • Final Fire Safety Clearances – Final NOC

The concerned local body has to apply for site Clearance Certificate. After receiving the application, plan and other documents relating to a building from the relevant local authority, the officials from the Department will inspect the site; scrutinise the plan and then issue clearance for start doing the building construction.
 After the completion of construction, the Department again inspects the concerned site and other firefighting measures and issues a Certificate of Approval.

Applicable Fee for Kerala Fire License 

Fee rate mentioned here is for plinth area per square meter, and 50% of the fee will be remitted while applying for site clearance certificate and balance at the time applying for final fire clearance certificate.

  • Fee for residential and education building is Rs.15000
  • Fee for remaining buildings is Rs.20000

Validity of the Kerala Fire license

This Certificate of Approval or Kerala fire license certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue.

Application Processing Time

The Kerala fire license, in other words, a clearance certificate will be issued within 30 days from the date of the application at the concerned Fire and Rescue Station.

Documents Required for Site Clearance Certificate

The applicant needs to attach the following documents along with the application to obtain Site Clearance certificate (Site NOC):

  • Application form in the prescribed method
  • Covering Letter or Forwarding Letter from the Local Body
  • Civil Plans approved by the Local Body – 3 Nos.
  • Three copies of fire System Plans along with one Soft Copy of each
  • Original Chalan
  • Affidavit

Documents Required for Final Clearance Certificate

The applicant needs to attach the following documents along with the application to obtain Site Clearance certificate (Final NOC) :

  • Site Clearance Certificate Copy
  • One copy of the fire system Plan
  • Civil Plan and Fire System Plan along with one Soft Copy of each
  • Application form in prescribed format
  • Original Challan.
  • Affidavit

Prescribed Authority

All application has to be submitted to the concerned station officer in whose jurisdiction the building is proposed to be constructed. The prescribed authority for issuing Kerala fire license is tabulated here.

 S.No

 Height of the Building

Authority  issuing  site Clearance Certificate (Site NOC)

Authority to Issue Site Clearance Certificate (Final NOC)

1

All Buildings up to 10m in Height

Assistant Divisional Officer

Assistant Divisional Officer

2

The building above 10m up to 16m in Height   

Divisional Officer

Divisional Office

3

The building above 16 up to 24m in Height   

Divisional Officer

Divisional Officer

4

The Building above 24 up to 45m in Height

Director (Admin.) or Director Technical

Director (Admin.)/ Director Technical

5

The Building above 45m in Height

Director (Admin.) or Director Technical

Director (Admin.)/ Director

6

Assembly Building with Total Plinth Area above 500 square meters

Divisional Officer

Divisional Officer

7

Mercantile building with Plinth Area more than 1000 square meters

Divisional Officer

Divisional Officer

8

All Hospital buildings on each floor

Divisional Officer

Divisional Officer

9

 All Storage Buildings

Divisional Officer

Divisional Officer

10

All Hazardous Buildings

Divisional Officer

Director of Fire and Rescue Services. For building above 16 meters –  Divisional Officer

Kerala Fire License Application Procedure

The application procedure to obtain Kerala fire license application procedure is explained in step by step procedure here.

Applying for Site clearance certificate or Site NOC

 The owner who is seeking for Kerala fire license have to submit an application form in prescribed format to concerned site concerned station officer in whose jurisdiction the building is proposed to be constructed.
As per the building height, different application forms have to submit for obtaining site clearance.

Download Application Form

The application form can be downloaded from official website of the Department of Fire and Rescue. 

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