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Sikkim Fire License

Sikkim Fire License

Sikkim Fire License

Any person proposing to construct a building for a business purpose or residential purpose of more than 15 meters of height must obtain a building plan approval from the fire service department. Fire License document is granted after the plans and specifications for a new building is assessed by a Fire Officer for compliance with the fire safety of the Building Regulations. Fire NOC is issued by the Fire Service Department of Sikkim to verify that a building is resistant to observe any fire-related accidents. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Sikkim fire license.

Need for Fire License

The industrial units and commercial establishments dealing with explosive and using highly inflammable substances must obtain a No Objection Certificate from the Director of Fire Services or Chief Fire Officer. The primary purpose for getting the No Objection Certificate (NOC) for Fire License is to ensure the premises conforms to the fire rules and regulations. Fire License would also be needed while getting building plan approval.

Documents Required

The below following documents are to be uploaded or handed over to the inspecting Fire Officer at the time of inspection.

  • A copy of approved drawings of the building
  • Documentary proof of the property or land (owned/ rented/ leased)
  • A copy of previous No Objection Certificate (in case of renewal)
  • Explosive Certificates of CO2 extinguishers
  • Hydraulic Pressure Test (HPT) report of all types of Fire Extinguishers along with a certificate of manufacturing year of fire extinguishers.
  • A proof copy of manufacturing year of fire extinguishers.
  • Detail of portable fire extinguishers showing location, manufacturing date, refilling date, explosive number/ serial number, make and HPT etc.

Premises/Buildings Requiring Fire License

To obtain the NOC for Fire License is mandatory for the following categories of buildings:

  • Hospitals or nursing homes
  • All Industrial buildings, Hazardous buildings and Mercantile buildings
  • Residential occupancy with a part commercial usage
  • Educational buildings such as schools, colleges, universities, Montessori, etc.
  • Houses in multiple occupations (HMOs)

Turnaround Time

The stipulated time for providing the service will take 30 days after the initial request at the divisional fire office.

Application Procedure – Offline Method

In Sikkim, the applicants must follow the following steps to apply for the NOC for Fire License by submitting the application form offline.

Approach the Fire Service Department

Step 1: First, the applicant has to visit the Fire Service Department ranging within their area.

Step 2: The applicant has to request applying for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for Fire License with the respective executive.

Note: You can also download the NOC application form from the official web portal of Sikkim.

NOC for Fire License application form is reproduced below for your ready reference.

Application_for_NOC - Sikkim Fire License

Fill out the right credentials

Step 3: You have to fill the NOC Fire License application form with appropriate details without any mistakes. Provide the given following details/ information in the application form.

  • Applicant’s details
  • Building Details
  • Fire Hose Reel Details
  • Other System Details
  • Other Building Details
  • Fire Extinguishing Details

Step 4: You have to submit the NOC application form in the prescribed format to the concerned operator.

Attach Required Documents

Step 5: Once applied, the applicant has to attach the stipulated documents along with the NOC application form.

Step 6: Upon submission, the user will get the transaction ID to the registered mobile number informing the details about the registration. The application has to make a note of the transaction number to check the status of the application through online.

Applicable Fee

The applicant need not remit a fee to apply for NOC in Sikkim.

Validity of NOC/ Fire License

The Fire License or NOC is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Hence, the fire license has to be renewed every year.

Renewal of Fire License        

Applicants can click on the Renew License link from the official portal by clicking on its ‘Renewal’ link and can apply for the Renewal of Fire license. The renewal process can also be done by visiting the Fire Service Department.

Download Fire License

If the NOC Fire application form has been approved, you will receive a notification on your registered mobile number. The Fire License details will be updated in the portal of the concerned state’s records. You must Log in to the official portal and enter the Certificate number along with the application number. Then, click on the “Submit” icon. Finally, you can download the Fire License certificate.