Any vehicle that has a mounted transfer tank that is parked overnight in Chelmsford must be permitted and inspected. Biannual stickers are no longer required in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; however, a flammable and combustible materials permit is required for the property where the truck will be parked overnight. Fill out a Flammable and Combustible Materials permit application on the Chelmsford Fire Department permitting portal.
Transfer Tank must comply with 527 CMR 1.00 Ch. 42.15
Tanks must be securely mounted to the vehicle body or truck bed.
Tanks shall not exceed 110 gallons
Tanks may not be constructed with less than 14 USS gauge standard open hearth steel tank plate or one-eighth inch-thick aluminum.
Liquid shall be drawn only from the top of the tank by means of a suitable pump to which is attached a durable hose equipped with a self-closing nozzle.
All tank openings must be securely plugged or capped.
The vehicle shall be equipped with a fire extinguisher with a minimum 1-A: 10-B,C rating
Tank may not be mounted in the bed or body of any vehicle contains a hoist to raise such bed or body.
All (cargo) tank trucks must comply with NFPA 385 and 527 CMR 1.00 Ch. 42.7