Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement

Fire Prevention

The Hanover Fire Department Fire Prevention Division is responsible for all inspections and enforcement of the fire code.  A full-time Fire Prevention Officer coordinates all activities in the Division.  Office Hours for the Fire Prevention Officer are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM until 5:30 PM.  For questions or inquiries during other times, please contact the Duty Officer.


Flammable and Combustible Storage including Propane Storage & Installation

To store flammable and combustible liquids in the town of Hanover you must first complete a FP 06 Form. The completed Form can be turned in to the Hanover Fire Department.

Oil Burner Installation and Oil Tank Removal/Replacement

For services regarding oil tank removal, oil tank replacement, and oil burner installation you must first complete and submit a Form 1 document. This document must be completed by a certified installer. The completed form can be turned in to the Hanover Fire Department.  Once received the property owner will be contacted by a member of the Hanover Fire Department to schedule an inspection.

Private Fire Hydrant Inspections

The Town of Hanover General Bylaws (6-33) require regular maintenance and inspection of fire hydrants located on private property to insure compatibility with the public water infrastructure supporting fire protection, and related needs.  For additional information, please contact Captain Justin Reed, or 781-826-3151 ext. 3132.

Residential Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections

Are you selling your home? You need a Certificate of Compliance from the local fire department that shows your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms meet the requirements for a sale or transfer.  The Hanover Fire Department conducts residential smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.  To schedule an inspection, a Form must be completed at Hanover Fire Headquarters.  There is a $50.00 fee for a Residential Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection which should be paid at the time of application (payable by check or cash only)

For additional information, please visit: Preparing Your Home for a Smoke and CO Alarm Inspection.

Fee Schedule & Fire Prevention Forms

For information regarding all permit and inspection forms and fees, The Hanover Fire Department Fee Schedule.

Fire Prevention Officer

Captain Fred Freeman
781-826-3151 ext. 3205