Special Hazards

Certain materials present a Special Hazard to persons and property.  From plan review to inspections and complaints, the Special Hazards Section regulates the storage, use, transportation, handling, processing, and in some cases the sale of these materials. 

Materials regulated by the Special Hazards Section include but are not limited to: Flammable and Combustible liquids (including Self Service Stations), Compressed Natural Gas, Flammable Gas (including LP-Gas), Explosives, Pyrotechnics, and Consumer Fireworks.  The Special Hazards Section also assists the public by investigating complaints in various fields, including blasting and self-service stations.                                                 

The Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire along with the Special Hazards Section of the State Fire Marshal’s Office is pleased to announce the release of the NEW OCI Citizenserve Portal.  Through this portal, users can apply for permits and licenses, submit plans, request inspections, and submit online complaints. 

Effective February 1, 2021 all permit and license applications and plan submittals must be uploaded through the portal.  Plans not received or reviewed prior to February 1, 2021 will be returned to the applicant with instructions to submit electronically.  Please click the link to be redirected to the OCI Citizenserve Portal.