Fire Prevention Office

The Fire Prevention Office is located at:
2342 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876

Note:  This is not a mailing address and the office is accessed from the parking lot entrance.

Permitting

All commercial sprinkler and alarm permits, as well as residential oil/propane tank, oil burner, and smoke detector install permits are issued by the Fire Prevention Office located at our South Fire Station. Permits by mail are not accepted.

Permitting hours are Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 am, excluding Holidays.

To schedule an appointment or speak to Fire Prevention Officer Lieutenant. Daniel Sawicki please call 978-640-7823 or email the Fire Prevention Office.

Plan Review

Commercial plan review is done by the Fire Prevention Officer. Plans can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 am or by appointment with Lt. Sawicki.

Residential plan review is done by the Lieutenant on Duty at the South Station. Plans can be dropped off daily from 7 am to 7 pm. To make sure your plans are ready, View Residential Construction and Addition Plans (PDF)

Residential Inspections

For residential smoke and carbon monoxide alarm inspections for the sale of a home, please come to the Center Fire Station located at 21 Town Hall Avenue during regular business hours. 

To schedule an inspection for new construction, additions, oil tank or oil burners, please call the Secretary at 978-640-4410.

Commercial Inspections

To schedule a commercial inspection with the Fire Prevention Officer, please call 978-640-7823 or email Fire the Prevention Office

Inquiries

All fire and life safety-related issues or inquiries for commercial, multi-unit residential, and code compliance within the community should be directed to the Fire Prevention Office at 978-640-7823.

Residential code compliance issues should be directed to the officer on duty at 978-640-4410.

View the Tewksbury Backflow Prevention Test Permit (PDF)

Attention Contractors and Building Owners & /or Managers:

You are required to obtain a permit from the Fire Department when you disconnect, install or modify any commercial or monitored automatic fire protection system in the Town of Tewksbury. Fire protection systems include fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems. Failure to obtain a permit may result in the issuance of a Fire Code Violation Notice pursuant to MGL c.148A and 527 CMR. A first offense violation carries a $100 fine; a second offense a $500 fine; and a third or subsequent offense a $1,000 fine.

View this YouTube video about a humorous view of residential sprinklers. Residential sprinkler design focuses on life safety and in most cases utilizes the household water supply line. They discharge water in the area of the fire to prevent the un-survivable condition of flashover from occurring. When properly designed and maintained they can also limit fire, smoke, and heat damage in addition to their primary function of saving lives.