Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspection Program
The Details of Apply for a Boiler or Pressure Vessel Installation Permit and Inspection
What you need for Apply for a Boiler or Pressure Vessel Installation Permit and Inspection
You need a permit from the Massachusetts Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection Program before installing non-residential boilers and pressure vessels. They must be inspected before they can be used.
Fees for Apply for a Boiler or Pressure Vessel Installation Permit and Inspection
|Boiler Inspection Fee (Cast Iron)||$50||each|
|Boiler Inspection Fee (Other than Cast Iron)||$100||each|
|Pressure Vessel Inspection Fee||$50||each|
|Certificate of Inspection Fee (Boilers and Pressure Vessels)||$50||each|
|Refrigeration||$60||$60 for the first 20 tons. $2 for each additional 20 tons. Maximum cost $300.|
How to apply Apply for a Boiler or Pressure Vessel Installation Permit and Inspection
Mail completed application(s) and fee payment to:
Department of Fire Services
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection Program
PO Box 1025
Stow, MA 01775
Next steps for Apply for a Boiler or Pressure Vessel Installation Permit and Inspection
Submit separate applications and fees for each boiler, refrigeration system or pressure vessel to be installed and inspected.
- BPV-030B Boiler Permit Application Form
- BPV-030R Refrigeration System Permit Application Form
- BPV-030A Pressure Vessel Permit Application Form
After we receive your application and payment, we will notify you that the permit is approved. A state engineering inspector will arrange for an inspection.
After the boiler, refrigeration system or pressure vessel has been inspected, you will be invoiced ($50) for the certificate of inspection.
You can pay this fee online at https://joportal.com/MA/Spa or send a check or money order to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boiler Inspection Program, P.O. Box 417599, Boston, MA 02241-7599.
After we receive your payment, we will send you the certificate of inspection. It includes the Massachusetts tag number registering the boiler or pressure vessel.
Post the certificate near the boiler or pressure vessel.
Boilers and refrigerations systems must be inspected annually.
Pressure vessels must be inspected every 2 years.
Contact your insurance company to arrange for the periodic inspections. If your insurance company does not do these, use the form below to request to have a state inspector do the periodic inspection.
Use this BPV-039 Contact Update Form to update contact information including:
- Location name
- Location/primary contact information
- Owner information
- Billing contact information
- Certificate contact information
Submit the form by email, FAX, or mail.
Mail: DFS Boiler Inspection Program, P.O. Box 1025, Stow, MA 01775
Contact for Apply for a Boiler or Pressure Vessel Installation Permit and Inspection
Address1 State Road, Stow, MA 01775
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