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Apply for a Boiler or Pressure Vessel Installation Permit and Inspection

Apply here for the installation and inspection of a boiler, refrigeration system, or pressure vessel.

Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspection Program

Phone

For Boiler & Pressure Vessel program licensing, please call (978) 567-3780

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

Name Fee Unit
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:

Boiler & Pressure Vessel Permits
PO Box 411757
Boston, MA  02241-1757

Next steps   for Apply for a Boiler or Pressure Vessel Installation Permit and Inspection

  1. Apply for Installation Permit and Inspection of a Boiler, Refrigeration System, or Pressure Vessel

    Submit separate applications and fees for each boiler, refrigeration system or pressure vessel to be installed and inspected.

  2. Inspection by State Engineer

    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.

  3. Getting a Certificate of 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.

  4. Periodic Inspections

    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.

    BPV-030P Boiler & Pressure Vessel Periodic Inspection Application Form

  5. Contact Information

    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.

    Email: BPV.DFS-TM-Inspection@mass.gov

    FAX: 978-567-3199

    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

Address
1 State Road, Stow, MA 01775
Phone

For Boiler & Pressure Vessel program licensing, please call (978) 567-3780

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