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Aboveground Storage Tanks

This handbook is designed to a guide for the installation of aboveground tanks being utilized for motor vehicle fuel dispensing.
Aboveground Fuel Storage Tanks Guide

An application to install flammable/combustible liquid aboveground tank(s) must be completed and accompany two sets of plans when installing aboveground tanks over 1000 gallons in either individual or aggregate quantities. A list of required items to submit are included on the application form
A completed application and plans must be submitted for approval prior to the tank(s) being installed.
NOTE: Tanks with quantities less than mentioned above must also meet the installation requirements of the Oregon Fire Code.
Incomplete applications will be rejected.
We review plans and issue installation approval permits for the aboveground storage of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks in excess of 1,000 gallons or aggragates of 1,000 gallons and above 
and liquified petroleum gas in excess of 2,000 gallons or the aggregate capacity of containers over 4,000 gallons water as specified in Oregon Fire Code 6101.3 and assisting design professionals, building, and fire officials as well as the general public in meeting the intent of the Fire Code. 


​Office of State Fire Marshal
Fire Life Safety Services
Codes & Technical Services

3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317
Phone: 503-934-8204​


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday

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