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    Matches Storage Permit

A permit shall be obtained from the Fire Department for the manufacture or storage of matches exceeding 25 cases in aggregate. At wholesale establishments and wherever more than 25 cases of matches are stored, shipping containers shall be arranged in piles not exceeding 18 feet in height or more than 25,000 cubic feet in volume. Such pile units shall be separated from each other and from other combustible material by a clear space of not less than four feet. Matches shall not be stored within ten feet of any exit, open stairway, elevator shaft opening or other vertical opening.

Where shipping containers containing matches are opened, the contents of the opened containers shall be removed and stored in metal or metal-lined bins equipped with self-closing covers.
527CMR § 18

Application for a permit to store matches must be made in person to the Fire Prevention office.