Fire Prevention Contact Info

Sheryl A. Reed
Chief, Bureau of Fire Prevention

phone icon (518) 371-6702
fax icon (518) 383-2668
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map icon 1 Town Hall Plaza
      Clifton Park, NY 12065




Steven M. Myers P.E. – Director – Building & Zoning
Robert Adams – Code Enforcement Officer
Wade E. Schoenborn – Code Enforcement Officer

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Fire Prevention Bureau is Responsible For:

  • Enforcing the Building and Fire codes of New York State and the Code of the Town of Clifton Park as it pertains to the construction and inspection of industrial, residential and commercial sites, day care centers, multiple dwellings, hotels, motels and places of public assembly for fire safety compliance.
  • Performing annual and bi-annual inspections of commercial establishments, multiple dwellings, and places of public assembly.
  • Issuing permits for heat-producing fuel burning equipment such as furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces, woodstoves, gas logs and inserts.
  • Performing permit-related inspections to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and laws.
  • As requested by local fire departments, responding to structure fires and other emergency situations.
  • Working closely with the Supervisor’s office, the Planning Dept, the Emergency Services Advisory Board, the Fire Appeals Board, the Disaster Coordinator, the County 911 Office of Emergency Services, and local fire departments to achieve the highest possible level of safety for town residents.
  • Manages assignment and standards for 911 address numbers.
  • Open burning permits and complaints.
  • Conducts fire prevention education to the community with our Fire Prevention Bus mobile classroom.

For More Fire Prevention Information Please click links below

New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (NYS OFPC)
United States Fire Administration
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Downloadable Permit Application and Information 
Please click links below

pdf Fire Prevention Permit Review (381 KB)
pdf Change of Tenant Permit Application (232 KB)
pdf 911 House Number Standards (35 KB)
pdf Heat Producing Equipment - Permit Applicaiton (24 KB)
pdf Heat Producing Equipment Notice (28 KB)
pdf Burning Permit Requirements (143 KB)
pdf Burning Permit Application (17 KB)
pdf Smoke Alarms in Existing Residences Requirements (178 KB)
pdf Hazardous Material Report Form (722 KB)
pdf Prohibition of Barbeque Grills on Combustible Balconies and Decks (115 KB)
pdf Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems (47 KB)
pdf Outdoor Wood Boilers (126 KB)  

Town Fire Districts Please click links below to access the Fire Departments Webpage

Clifton Park Fire Department
Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department
Vischer Ferry Fire Department
West Crescent Fire Department
Ballston Lake Fire Department
Rexford Fire Department


 State Ban on “ ALL” Residential Burning from March 16 – May 14, 2017


State Ban on Residential Burning begins March 16 through May 14, 2017 during High Fire-Risk Season.

All residential brush burning is prohibited in communities during the state’s historically high fire-risk period from March 16 through May 14, per the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

“This time of year has the most risk of brush fires and the risk is even greater this year due to the extremely mild winter we’ve seen across the state.” While the burn ban regulation allows residential brush for most of the year in towns with a population of less than 20,000 people, it prohibits open burning in ALL communities during early spring when the bulk of New York’s wildfires typically occur.”

Please note that “Agricultural” Farms are exempt from this burning ban but are subject to the requirements under the “Town Permit” and subject to disapproval by the Code Enforcement Officer if necessary during severe dry conditions.

Open burning is permitted within the Town of Clifton Park as allowed under Town Law and DEC regulations ONLY during May 15 – March 15.

Town Law : Burn Permit Info

DEC: High Fire Risk Prevention

DEC: Learn Before You Burn

pdf Print DEC Burning Ban 2017 (1.28 MB)

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Contact Us - 518-371-6651

1 Town Hall Plaza
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm