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Last Updated: 2009-08-20

Storage of Scrap Tires and Tire By-Products

Permit Holder Guideline #39


CODE SECTION:(Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code) 2501.2

FEE: $115.00 (Check payable to the City of Richmond)

SCOPE: Storage, handling tires or tire by-products over 2,500 cubic feet, or tire rebuilding.

PERMIT EXPIRATION: ONE (1) year from date issued.

REQUIREMENTS: Permit holder agrees to abide by the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code and any special stipulations noted on permit, as well as the following:

  1. NO OUTSIDE TIRE STORAGE. Tires, and parts thereof, may be outside only for display or handling needs during business activities.
  2. Storage to be orderly. When indoors, not within 2 feet of ceiling nor obstruct an exit.
  3. Post “NO SMOKING” sign and enforce within 10 feet where storing over 10 tires.
  4. At least a 2A-20BC rated portable fire extinguisher to be within 40 feet.
  5. Tires stored adjacent to or along one wall shall not extend more than 25 feet from that wall. Other piles shall not be more than 50 feet in width. Tires not to be stacked over 8 feet high, unless on non-combustible racks in sprinklered area. No storage within 10 feet of lot line or 15 feet from a building not part of this business (over 25 feet if residential with combustible exterior).
  6. Submit site plan showing surrounding buildings, topographic and construction features (including on-site surface drains, if any); plus an emergency action plan, including procedures to minimize fire run-off hazards.
  7. Submit copy of tire disposal procedure.
  8. Tire buffing area to be frequently cleaned, put debris in fire-resistant container until removed from premises.

Contact Information:

Fire Department
City of Richmond
201 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-2500

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