The Uniform Fire Code states:
“It shall be unlawful to engage in any business activity involving the handling, storage or use of hazardous substances, materials or devices; or to maintain, store or handle materials to conduct processes which produce conditions hazardous to life or property; to install equipment used in connection with such activities; or to establish a place of assembly without first obtaining a permit from the fire official.” (N.J.A.C 5:70-2.7(a))
NOTE: Each individual act requires a separate permit. There are 5 types of permits. You should consult your local Fire Official for the number of types of permits required and for information on fees.