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One of the requirements for obtaining a building permit in Ghana for multi-storey properties is a fire permit. Specifically, a fire report and drawings of a three or above storey building must be certified by the Ghana National Fire Service and presented to the metropolitan assembly. You should be well aware by now that undertaking the construction of a building without a permit can result in fines or the demolition of your building or the infamous “stop work, produce permit” graffiti.
If you’re a developer, landlord or a homeowner with a multi-storey structure (or one storey) and concerned about fire safety compliance, the steps below will guide you in acquiring a fire permit in Ghana.
Before we get into that, however, let’s explore why you need a fire certificate in the first place.
The first step is to request an inspection from the Ghana National Fire Service. In doing so, you must submit the documents listed below along with proper dimensions for each document.
The safety officer in charge of your region would inspect your structure, especially looking out for evacuation points in the case of an emergency.
After the project is inspected, you need to present the fire engineering drawings to the fire department for final review.
Once everything checks out, the fire department will issue you a Fire Permit for use in the meantime while the certificate is worked on. The permit is to enable you to commence construction of your project. The Fire Permit takes between a month and three months for issuance. The Fire Certificate can take up to a year depending on the type of project.