Operating Permits

Any person who proposes to undertake any activity or to operate any type of building listed below shall be required to obtain an Operating Permit prior to commencing such activity or operation.

  • Manufacturing, storing or handling hazardous materials in quantities exceeding those listed in Tables 2703.1.1(1), 2703.1.1(2), 2703.1.1(3) or 2703.1.1(4) in the publication entitled "Fire Code of New York State" and incorporated by reference in 19 NYCRR 1225.1
  • Hazardous processes and activities, including but not limited to, commercial and industrial operations which produce combustible dust as a by-product, fruit and crop ripening, and waste handling
  • Use of pyrotechnic devices in assembly occupancies
  • Places of assembly - Buildings containing one or more areas of public assembly with an occupant load of 100 persons or more
  • Buildings whose use or occupancy classification may pose a substantial potential hazard to public safety, as determined by resolution adopted by the City Council of the City of Canandaigua
  • Acetylene generators - To operate an acetylene generator having a calcium carbide capacity exceeding five pounds.
  • Automobile tire rebuilding plants - To operate an automobile tire rebuilding plant.
  • Automobile wrecking yards - To operate an automobile wrecking yard.
  • Bowling establishments - For bowling pin refinishing and bowling lane resurfacing operations involving the use and application of flammable or combustible liquids or materials.
  • Cellulose nitrate motion picture film - To store, keep or have on hand more than 25 pounds of cellulose nitrate motion picture films.
  • Cellulose nitrate plastics (Pyroxylin) 
    1. To store, keep or have on hand more than 25 pounds of cellulose nitrate plastics (pyroxylin)
    2. To manufacture articles of cellulose nitrate plastics (pyroxylin) which shall include the use of cellulose nitrate plastics (pyroxylin) in the manufacture or assembling of other articles.
  • Combustible fibers - To store, handle, or use combustible fibers in quantities in excess of 100 cubic feet, except agricultural products on a farm.
  • Combustible materials - To store combustible materials including but not limited to empty combustible packing cases, boxes, barrels, or similar containers, rubber tires, baled cotton, rubber, cork, or other similar materials in excess of 2,500 cubic feet gross volume, on any premises.
  • Compressed gases
    1. To store, handle, or use at normal temperatures and pressures more than: i. 2,000 cubic feet of flammable compressed gas, or ii. 6,000 cubic feet of nonflammable compressed gas
    2. To store, handle or use any quantity of liquefied natural or hydrogen gas
  • Cryogenics - To store, handle, or use cryogenic fluids, except cryogenics used as a motor fuel and stored in motor vehicle tanks, as follows: 
    1. Production, sale, or storage of cryogenic fluids
    2. Storage or use of flammable cryogenic fluids, cryogenic oxidizers, or liquefied oxygen in excess of 10 gallons
  • Dry-cleaning plants - To use in excess of four gallons of solvents or cleaning agents classified as flammable or combustible
  • Dust producing plants - To operate any grain elevator, flour, starch, or feed mill, woodworking plant, or plant pulverizing aluminum, coal, cocoa, plastics, magnesium, spices, sugar, sulfur, or other materials producing explosive-potential dust
  • Explosive ammunition and blasting agents
    1. To manufacture, possess, store, sell, or otherwise dispose of explosives and blasting agents
    2. To use explosives or blasting agents
    3. To operate a terminal for handling explosives or blasting agents
  • Flammable and combustible liquids
    1. To store, handle, or use flammable liquids in excess of 6 1/2 gallons inside dwellings; or in excess of 10 gallons inside any other building or other occupancy; or in excess of 60 gallons outside of any building. This provision shall not apply to: 
      1. Liquids in the fuel tank of a motor vehicle, aircraft, portable or stationary engine, boat, or portable heating plant
      2. Paints, oils, varnishes or similar flammable mixtures, when such liquids are stored for maintenance, painting, or similar purposes.
    2. To store, handle, or use combustible liquids in excess of 25 gallons inside a building, or in excess of 60 gallons outside of a building
    3. This provision shall not apply to fuel oil used in connection with oil burning equipment.
    4. A permit shall be obtained for the initial installation of an oil burner and a fuel oil tank used in connection therewith. A permit shall be required for the replacement of a fuel oil tank connected to an oil burner.
    5. For processing, blending, or refining of flammable or combustible liquids
  • Flammable finishing - For spraying, coating, or dipping operations utilizing flammable or combustible liquids
  • Fruit ripening process - To conduct a fruit ripening process using ethylene gas
  • Fumigation and thermal insecticidal fogging - To conduct fumigation or thermal insecticidal fogging operations
  • Hazardous chemicals 
    1. To store, handle, or use more than 55 gallons of corrosive liquids; or more than 50 pounds of oxidizing materials; or more than 10 pounds of organic peroxides; or more than 50 pounds of nitromethane; or 1,000 pounds or more of ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate fertilizers and fertilizer mixtures containing 60% or more ammonium or any amount of toxic material or poisonous gas
    2. To store, handle, or use any quantity of air-reactive, water-reactive, or unstable materials
  • Junkyards - To operate a junkyard
  • Liquefied petroleum gas - For each installation of liquefied petroleum gas employing a container or an aggregate of interconnected containers of 500 gallons water capacity or over, and for each permanent installation, irrespective of size of containers, made at buildings in which 20 or more persons congregate for civic, political, educational, religious, social or recreational purposes. Installers shall maintain a record of all installations and replacement of portable cylinders, and have it available for inspection.
  • Lumberyards - To operate a lumberyard.
  • Magnesium - For melting, casting, heat treating, machining, or grinding of more than 10 pounds of magnesium per working day.
  • Matches - To manufacture matches
  • To store matches in excess of 25 cases. (Note: One case equals one matchman's gross of 14,400 matches)
  • Organic coatings - To perform organic coating operations utilizing more than one gallon of organic coating on any working day.
  • Ovens and furnaces - To operate industrial processing ovens and furnaces operating at approximately atmospheric pressures and temperatures not exceeding 1,400° F. which are heated with oil or gas fuel or which during operation contain flammable vapors from the material in the oven or catalytic combustion system
  • Service stations and repair garages - To operate a service station or repair garage
  • Welding and cutting - To operate a welding and cutting business A record of all locations where welding or cutting operations are performed shall be maintained and kept available for inspection by the permit holder