A recent news had affirmed that there are many hospitals and school buildings in Delhi-NCR region that do not have a Fire No Objection Certificate. The news brought a stern warning to high-rise buildings both commercial and residential to get mandatory Fire NOC from the state fire department.
But before we go into the legality of the matter, let’s discuss a few basic things with regard to this mandatory legal document.
What is Fire NOC?
Fire NOC is a legal document issued by the state fire service department of the respective state. The document verifies that a property, be it high-rise commercial or residential, is safe or unlikely to observe any accidents related to fire. The developer or the owner of the property has to follow certain guidelines, which are set by the local fire department. After meeting the set norms, the developer or owner (we can call them as applicant) can apply and obtain the Fire NOC for his respective property. The norms for Fire NOC vary from state to state.
Why it is important to have Fire NOC for your property?
According to the statistics from across the globe, every year a huge number of people die due to fire or fire related accidents. Besides loss of life, goods and property worth crores of rupees are destroyed in such accidents. There are serious implications of fire in a property and many companies big or small fail to recover after such terrible incidents. Hence, if you are an entrepreneur and looking for an opportunity to invest in Commercial Projects In Noida, then it is imperative to invest in a project that has a Fire NOC and ensure the safety of your life and business altogether.
Which properties have Fire NOC as their prerequisite?
High-rise commercial buildings with a height of more than 15 meters are required to obtain Fire NOC from their state fire department. The prerequisite depends upon the classification of the property.
How to apply for a Fire NOC?
The application for getting NOC (no objection certificate) must be submitted to the Chief Fire Officer of the state by the developer or owner of the property. However, the developer or owner of the property is advised in advance to guarantee the compliance of the fire safety norms before approaching the department for issuing the NOC. But, if the applicant finds it difficult or has issues or queries related to the guidelines, the matter can be reported either to Dy. Chief Fire Officer or directly to the Chief Fire Officer. Again, both of them can be contacted in case there is any kind of delay –
a) In carrying out the inspection
b) In issuing the NOC after the inspection is done with a satisfactory report
Who is eligible to grant Fire NOC to the property?
The State’s Fire Service has the authority to grant Fire NOC to the properties. In case of Noida, Uttar Pradesh Fire Service is the concerned authority.
Who are the governing personnel of the fire prevention wing?
Deputy Chief Fire Officer heads the fire prevention wing, who is assisted by a Divisional Officer and Station Officers.
What is the fee to apply a Fire NOC?
The amount of fee varies from state to state and the same also depends upon the classification of the property. In some states it is a no cost affair, where they don’t charge any fee for applying and obtaining the fire NOC. For instance, Delhi and Haryana state authority, where a Fire NOC is granted free of cost provided the guidelines are met.
What are the documents needed to apply for a Fire NOC?
a) Complete and all-inclusive building plan from the Building Authority
b) Model of the building
c) Filled Questionnaire
d) Certified checklist by the Building Architect
Once obtained, for how long is the Fire NOC remain valid for the respective property?
There are different time periods for different properties-
a) For residential property — the preconstruction Fire NOC remain valid for 5 years.
b) For commercial property — the preconstruction Fire NOC remain valid for 3 years.
c) The Final Fire NOC or the post construction Fire NOC is valid for 1 year and need to be renewed annually.
Benefits of investing in commercial projects in Noida that are Fire norms compliant –
a) Smoke alarms installed on every level of the premises.
b) Monthly checking of smoke alarms.
c) Regular evacuation drills for staff training
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