Self-Service Gas Stations

Permits for New Self-Serve Gas Stations
The Division of Fire Safety reviews plans and issues approvals for the building and operation of self-service gas stations in Massachusetts in accordance with the provisions of 527 CMR1.00, Section 42.7.4.5.

Instructions for Submitting Plans for Self-Service Stations pdf format of 2015SelfServeGasStationGuidelines-jlm.pdf

Existing Self-Service Facilities
Existing self-service gas stations must completely re-submit an entire application if any of the following is planned:

  1. Replacement of the fire suppression system.
  2. A change in the method of dispensing fuel. i.e. changing from SPDs to MPDs.
  3. Replacement or reconstruction of the dispensing island.
  4. A material change in environmental conditions or hazard area.