Jammu and Kashmir Fire License
Jammu and Kashmir Fire License
Fire license certifies that a business is carried out in a building as per the Fire safety codes and that all required fire and safety precautions are made according to the same. Fire Service Department of the respective State generally issues fire license for which the applicant should meet certain instructions laid down by the Fire Department. The guidelines vary from state to state. In this article, we look at the procedure of obtaining Jammu and Kashmir Fire License in detail.
Fire No Objection Certificate (NOC)
The applicant should acquire fire no objection certificate (NOC) to apply for the fire license. The Fire Officer issues the Fire NOC for Madhya Pradesh Fire License under Madhya Pradesh Land Development Rules. The applicant should comply with the provisions of fire safety measures contained in National Building Court rules. The builder or the owner of the premises is responsible for applying for the fire no objection certificate (NOC) and should comply with all fire safety guidelines before approaching the Fire Officer for the same. It is mandatory that the building work carried out should be covered by the license.
Who can apply?
Any individual prosing to construct high-rise or multistoried buildings that are more than 15 meters in height for commercial or business purposes are required to acquire Fire License from the Andhra Pradesh Fire Services.
Public buildings like schools, hospitals, cinema halls, religious places that have more than 500 square meter plot area or above 6 meters of height should also apply for fire license.
Building Categories for License
The following categories of buildings are granted the Jammu and Kashmir Fire License under Fire Force Act, 1967.
- Business buildings
- Mercantile buildings
- Industrial buildings
- Low hazard
- Moderate hazard
- High hazard
- Storage buildings
- Hazardous buildings
Conditions for Jammu and Kashmir Fire License
- The firefighting gadgets should be installed in the basement area if it exceeds 200 sq.m.
- The firefighting installations must be provided for building with height above 15 meters.
- The firefighting gadgets should be installed in the entire building, i.e., on all floors at appropriate places on the consultation of the local authorities.
- Buildings over 30 meters of height are not permitted for Group B, Group C, Group D and Group F occupancies.
- All underground shopping areas must be completely air-conditioned.
- Buildings above 18 meter in height are not allowed under Group 1 and Group 2 occupancies.
- Buildings above 15 meter in height are not allowed under Group 3 occupancies.
- Pump capacity should be based on the covered area of the building.
- Electric and diesel pump of capacity 1620 l/min should be provided.
- The terrace tank level for water supply should be as per specified for each building type. The value should be increased respectively if the basement area exceeds 200 sq.m.
Documents Required Jammu and Kashmir Fire License
The following files are essential to be submitted to submit the Fire Department NOC Application.
- Scanned Copy of Application on Plain Paper
- Building Plan
- Site Plan
- Floor Plan including Basic Floor Plan
- Details of process and material used in the building with specific mention of hazardous/ inflammable material
- Details of the provision of Fire and Safety systems/ arrangements incorporated
- Details and capacity of storage (Raw materials and finished goods)
- Scanned Copy of demand draft of the paid fee in favour of Accounts Officer, Fire & Emergency Services Jammu and Kashmir
Documents for Pre-Construction Application
The application form along with the application fee of Rs.500 is required for pre-construction certificate. No other documents are required for the same.
Documents for Final Completion Application
The following documents are required to be submitted during the application process.
- Plans of completed works.
- Scanned copy of PAN Card
- Structural Design, drawings and details
- Services drawings and details (mechanical/electrical/plumbing/fir
- Certificate for completed structural design work as per basic safety guidelines.
- Certificate for subsurface investigation along with a copy of the report.
- Certificate for completed work by the builder/ contractor.
- Certificate for supervision for execution of work.
The Directorate of Fire Services is the competent authority for the issuance of Jammu and Kashmir fire license.
The time period for the processing and the issuance of the decision will take 30 days from the date of submission of the application.
The application processing fee is Rs.1,000 that can be paid only using Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, etc. for online application or through demand draft that should be scanned and uploaded.
Online Application Procedure
The applicant can apply online for fire NOC license through the online portal of the Commerce and Industries Department of Jammu and Kashmir.
Step 1: To apply online, visit the official website the Commerce and Industries Department of Jammu and Kashmir.
Step 2: The applicant should be a registered user to apply for the fire license. Click New User on the home page if not an already registered on the portal.
Step 3: The registration page for the new account appears. Enter the details that include the personal details of the applicant and click Register.
Step 4: Once registered or if already a registered user, click ‘Existing User’ on the home page of the portal that redirects to the login page.
Step 5: Enter the login Credentials to enter the portal and access the application for the fire NOC.
Step 6: Fill in the application form, upload the scanned copies of the documents, pay the required fee and submit the form.
Renewal of License
The applicant should apply for the renewal of the license to the Controlling Authority at least 60 days before the expiry date of the validity period of the license. The fee for the renewal of the license is charged the same as for the issuance of the license.
Documents Required for Renewal of License
- Certificate from the authorised person certifying that all the safety installations are in good working condition.
- Checklist copy on FSR (Fire Safety Registration) issued by the concerned official.
- Copy of the authorised Fire Safety Certificate (FSC).
Track Application Status
The applicant can track application status by visiting the official website. To track the status,
- Select the Application type required to track.
- Enter the Tracking Number that was received on successful submission of Application.