AGENCY: Salt Lake City (Utah). Fire Department

SERIES: 82310
TITLE: Tank applications and permit files
DATES: 1960-
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: These files contain applications received by the Fire Department and permits issued to individuals desiring to store flammable liquids or liquid petroleum. Permits are only issued after the inspection and approval of the tanks. This process is required by city ordinance. These files are used to keep track of all tanks (inactive and active). These files include the application number; date, name of residence or firm; location of premises; kind of flammable liquid; type of storage; quantity; construction of tank; gauge or metal; location of tank with reference to adjacent buildings; total storage in gallons; signature of applicant; name, address, and phone number of person installing tank; amount paid, and signature of inspector approving.__Permit includes number; date; name of permitee; address of installation; whom installed by ; special conditions; signature of fire marshal; and sketch or diagram of location along with permit dimensions. Inspection reports contain a checklist of items.


Retain permanently


May Transfer to Archives.


These records are in Archives' permanent custody.

APPROVED: 04/1987


Paper: Retain in Office for 5 years and then microfilm and destroy provided microfilm has passed inspection.

Microfilm master: Retain in Office permanently.



This retention is based upon the administrative needs of the department. They consider abandoned tanks to be one of the most dangerous health hazards in Salt Lake City. Because of past and current problems they would like to maintain the files permanently.