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Inspection Information
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RESALE OF PROPERTY

            MGL Chap. 148 sec 26F states, “All buildings or structures occupied in whole or in part for residential purposes shall, upon sale or transfer of such building or structure, be equipped by the seller with approved smoke detectors.” There is a $50.00, per occupancy, inspection fee (Checks made to Town of Oxford). Payment can be made on day of inspection. The 26F certificate expires in 60 days of the date issued.

            Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday between 9:30am and 4pm (set time). Call 508-987-6012 or email the Fire Prevention Officer (ksellers@town.oxford.ma.us). If emailing, leave the following: Name, phone number, address of property being sold, closing date.

            Prior to inspection, ensure all detectors are properly functioning. Also MGL, Chap. 148 Section 59 and Town of Oxford By Law Chap. 32 require all structures have the street number permanently affixed to the structure. Residential numbering shall be no smaller than four (4) inches. If the structure is not visible from the road, a post shall be placed at the end of the driveway with the numbers permanently affixed to three sides of the post. The inspector will not grant a 26 1/2 F Certificate without a number identifying the residence. 

            Re-inspections are subject to an additional fee.  

NEW CONSTRUCTION

RESIDENTIAL  

            Permits for the installation of Fire Alarm or Oil Burner / Tank can be obtained at Fire-EMS Headquarters, 181 Main Street, between the hours of 8am and 3pm; or by downloading them from this site. Please mail all permits (obtained from web site) with the appropriate fee to the above address.

            Ensuring the proper paperwork is filed and upon completion of the installation of the Fire Alarm and Oil Burner / Tank, an appointment for an occupancy inspection can be made. Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday between 9:30am and 4pm (set time). Call 508-987-6012 or email the Fire Prevention Officer (ksellers@town.oxford.ma.us). If emailing, leave the following: Name, phone number, address of property.

            Prior to inspection, ensure all detectors are properly functioning. Also, MGL Chap. 148 Section 59 and Town of Oxford By Law Chap. 32 require all structures have the street number permanently affixed to the structure. Residential numbering shall be no smaller than four (4) inches. If the structure is not visible from the road, a post shall be placed at the end of the driveway with the numbers permanently affixed to three sides of the post. The inspector will not sign the occupancy permit without a number identifying the residence. 

            Re-inspections are subject to an additional fee.  

A full copy of the Oxford Fire-EMS Rules and Orders for construction can be viewed at Fire Headquarters or the Building Department.

COMMERCIAL

Permits for the installation of Fire Alarm or Oil Burner / Tank can be obtained at Fire-EMS Headquarters, 181 Main Street, between the hours of 8am and 3pm; or by downloading them from this site. Please mail all permits (obtained from web site) with the appropriate fee to the above address

            Ensuring the proper paperwork is filed and upon completion of the installation of the Fire Alarm and Oil Burner / Tank, an appointment for an occupancy inspection shall be made by the Fire Alarm installer. The installer is required to be present during the inspection. If the structure has an operating kitchen with Ansul system, the Ansul system installer must also be present for the inspection (ensuring proper permits are filed). Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday between 9:30am and 4pm (set time). Call 508-987-6012 or email the Fire Prevention Officer (ksellers@town.oxford.ma.us). If emailing, leave the following: Name, phone number, address of property.

            The owner of the commercial property shall obtain from this department a Knox Box application. The owner shall purchase the Box and install it in a location approved by the inspector. A Knox Box shall be installed / affixed to the buildingprior to the occupancy inspection.

            MGL Chap. 148 Section 59 and Town of Oxford By Law Chap. 32 require all structures have the street number permanently affixed to the structure. Commercial numbering shall be no smaller than ten (10) inches. If the structure is not visible from the road, a post shall be placed at the end of the driveway with the numbers permanently affixed to three sides of the post. The inspector will not sign the occupancy permit without a number identifying the residence. 

            Re-inspections are subject to an additional fee.

A full copy of the Oxford Fire-EMS Rules and Orders for construction can be view at Headquarters or the BuildiFORMATION ]top

RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS  

            An addition of a bedroom requires the structure to meet all current 527 CMR / 780 CMR codes. Currently the addition of a bedroom requires the structure to have a hardwire smoke detector system installed in the structure. This will place a detector on every habitable living space (including basement) and also in every bedroom of the home. Permits for the installation of a Fire Alarm system can be obtained at Fire-EMS Headquarters, 181 Main Street, between the hours of 8am and 3pm; or by downloading the permit from this site. Please mail the permit (obtained from web site) with the appropriate fee to the above address.

            Ensuring the proper paperwork is filed and upon completion of the installation of the Fire Alarm system, an appointment for an occupancy inspection can be made. Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday between 9:30am and 4pm (set time). Call 508-987-6012 or email the Fire Prevention Officer (ksellers@town.oxford.ma.us). If emailing, leave the following: Name, phone number, address of property.

            Prior to inspection, ensure all detectors are properly functioning. Also, MGL Chap. 148 Section 59 and Town of Oxford By Law Chap. 32 require all structures have the street number permanently affixed to the structure. Residential numbering shall be no smaller than four (4) inches. If the structure is not visible from the road, a post shall be placed at the end of the driveway with the numbers permanently affixed to three sides of the post. The inspector will not sign the occupancy permit without a number identifying the residence. 

           Re-inspections will be subject to a $25.00 charge in addition to the permit fee.  

PERMIT FEES

                          These permit fees will be in effect as of January 1, 2011


AST installation/removal - up to 1,000 gallons
X
$25.00
AST installation/removal - up to 2,500 gallon
X
$25.00
AST Installation/removal - up to 5,000 gallon
X
$25.00
AST installation/removal - over 5,000 gallon
X
$25.00
Black Powder
X
$25.00
Blasting  (includes inspection)
X
$50 (includes inspection)
Bowling Pin  and Lane Refinishing
X
$25.00
Cannon and Mortar Firing
X
$25.00
Cellulose Nitrate Film
X
$25.00
Ceremonial Bon Fire
X
$25.00
Combustible Fibers
X
$25.00
Commercial Fire Alarm Permit
X
$50 (includes inspection)
Commercial plan review up to 7,500 sq. ft
X
$25.00
Commercial plan review 7,501  to 50,000 sq. ft
X
$50.00
Commercial plan review over 50,000 sq. ft
X
$75.00
Compressed Natural Gas
X
$25.00
Dumpster
X
$25.00
Dust Explosion Prevention
X
$25.00
False alarms (Per by-law #56)
$50 (3rd)
False alarms (per by-law #56)
$100 (4th)
False alarms (Per by-law #56)
$200 (5th)
Fireworks display
X
$50.00
Fireworks, Manufacture, Storage and Handling
X
$50.00
Flammable Gases and Solids
X
$25.00
Mandatory inspections (Motels, nursing home)
x
(done thru 106s)
Misc./All other
x
$25.00
New construction Residential Fire Alarm
x
$50.00
Oil Burner Installation
X
$25.00
Oil Tank (Residential)
X
$25.00
Open burning (agricultural)
X
$10.00
Open Burning (Jan 15- May 1)
X
$10.00
Ovens and Furnaces
X
$25.00
Propane Storage
X
$50 (includes inspection)
Re-Inspection Residential Smoke Detector
$25.00
Re-issue of permit
$25.00
Resale Residential Smoke Detector Inspection/
X
$50.00
Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection - Single family
Resale Residential Smoke Detector Inspection/
X
$100.00
Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection - two family
Resale Residential Smoke Detector Inspection/
X
$150.00
Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection - 3 - 6 family
Resale Residential Smoke Detector Inspection/
X
$500.00
Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection - seven plus
Residential Plan review
X
$10.00
Salamanders
X
$25.00
Sprinkler Plan Review and Permit (includes inspection)
X
$50.00 + $1.00/head
Storage of flammable/combustible liquids
X
$25.00
Tank / Cargo Truck
X
$25.00
Tar Kettles on roofs
X
$25.00
Tire storage
X
$25.00
Torches and Heat producing devices
X
$25.00
UST installation/removal - up to 1,000 gallons
X
$50.00
UST installation/removal - up to 2,500 gallon
X
$75.00
UST Installation/removal - up to 5,000 gallon
X
$100.00
UST installation/removal - over 5,000 gallon
X
$150.00

 

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