High Piled Storage Permit

The high piled storage permit applies to the use of a building or portion of a building as a high-piled storage area exceeding 500 square feet of commodities classified as I-IV above a height of 12 feet and high hazard commodities above 6 feet.

Application Materials

Before applying for this permit, please have the following materials ready:

Prevention Plan Drawings

Prevention plan drawings (site plan) that are a minimum of a 11 x 17, unless all information can be legibly show on an 8.5 x 11 sheet showing the following:

  • Business name and address
  • All HPCS areas designated by unique numbers
  • Commondity classification shown for each array
  • Dimensions of each storage array. These measurements are as repored on the OP-108 array detail. Provide the length and width of the storage system type used (physical rack measurements) and provide the height of the highest commodity stored for each individual array.
  • All aisle widths between storage arrays, between arrays and walls and aisles surrounding solid piles.
  • Show all exterior access doors to all HPCS areas.
  • Location of valves controlling the water supply of ceiling and in-rack sprinklers.

Provide the following:

  • Completed OPS-108 Form for each array.
  • A document from a registered design professional, ICC Special Inspector or engineer, stating that all achoring, structural elements and attachments to the building are structurally sound for the loads and within design perimeters for the racking system.


  1. Log in to our online permitting and licensing system. If you are a first time user of this system, you will need to create an account.
  2. After logging in, click "Apply" and select "Fire Permit" from the top menu bar.
  • Review and accept the online disclaimer and complete the application.
  • In your application you will have the opportunity to request an inspection date and time. Please note that the Fire Department will contact you directly to confirm your inspection time.

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